Category Archives: Groundwater Monitoring

Giving a Dam: California’s Water Infrastructure Problem

Recent news about the Oroville Dam crisis has highlighted some of California’s more serious infrastructure problems. At 49 years old, the Oroville Dam is at the end of its designated lifespan, along with nearly 4,000 other dams across the country. … Continue reading

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A Sinking Feeling: Over-Pumping CA Groundwater

The immense importance of proper groundwater recharge was recently confirmed by NASA, who released data earlier this month showing that parts of California are quite literally sinking due to the over-pumping of groundwater. Among other effects, over-pumping groundwater aquifers can … Continue reading

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The Drought’s Effect on Water Quality in Southern California

California is in the throes of the worst drought it’s experienced in the last century. The focus thus far has been on water conservation, reclamation, and alternative sources—and rightfully so, given the lack of water available in the State. There … Continue reading

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PT Results Verify Excellence in Quality Control

The results are in — and Babcock Labs once again receives an A+ in Proficiency Testing! Twice a year, Babcock Laboratories, Inc. participates in Proficiency Testing (PT) programs required under the National Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (NELAP). During the PT … Continue reading

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A Stept Above the Rest: A Look at Babcock Labs’ Field Services

There are many factors that set Babcock Labs apart from its competitors, such as its national recognition for excellence in both customer service and quality, knowledgeable and highly-trained staff, and its long-standing history as an invaluable resource to the agricultural, … Continue reading

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Year in Review: Keeping You Up-To-Date

It has been quite a year, filled with industry developments, technological advancements, regulatory updates, and new environmental challenges. Here are a few of the notable highlights of 2014. Two-thousand and fourteen began with Governor Brown declaring a drought state of … Continue reading

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Event Recap: Takeaways from IAFP and EMS

This past month, representatives from Babcock Labs attended both the International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) conference and the Environmental Measurement Symposium (EMS). The two significant yet disparate conferences were held concurrently. Our Laboratory Director, Paul Monroy, and our Business … Continue reading

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Scientific Integrity: Special Seminar at Environmental Measurement Symposium

Each year laboratory scientists and management, regulatory affairs managers, and scientific academics alike head to the nation’s capital to attend the Environmental Measurement Symposium, which is the combined meeting of the Forum on Laboratory Accreditation and the National Environmental Monitoring … Continue reading

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California Report: Groundwater Depletion Could Result in Earthquakes

A recent report shows that groundwater pumping in the state’s Central Valley places stress on California’s earthquake faults which could increase the risk of a quake. Winter rains and summer groundwater pumping cause the Sierra Nevada and Coast Ranges to … Continue reading

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What Happens in Vegas… May Help California!: WateReuse Hosts Annual Research Conference

The 18th Annual Water Reuse and Desalination Research Conference will take place May 19th – 20th in none other than fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada. While the conference is out of state, the seminars look promising for anyone interested in water … Continue reading

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