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Diana B is a trusted home cook.
I find the op a bit confusing, but California food production is currently being supported in large part by pumping from underground aquifers. The potential effects are severe- large tracts of land are sinking at really appalling rates, sometimes several inches a month, with all kinds of side effects. Not only will these aquifers take years to be recharged, collapsed areas may lose their ability to absorb water and may be lost as a water resource forever. On the bright side, the price for inedible strawberries is holding well.