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You don’t see this every day — an application for a permit to export groundwater from San Joaquin County.

That’s a big deal. A county ordinance forbids exporting precious groundwater unless a permit with specific conditions can be issued. And no such permit has ever been approved.

For the nitty gritty details, read the application itself, public comments for which are accepted through May 18.

This is part of a modest and yet ambitious pilot project to see if roughly 1,000 acre-feet of Mokelumne River water can be banked underground and shared between San Joaquin County and the East Bay Municipal Utility District.

Small though the quantity of water is, this has big implications and we can expect to hear much more about it in the coming weeks.

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