Fighting drought with soil
California’s drought has dried up many of the state’s resources, but one resource continues to be plentiful–knowledgeable universities and soil.
Scientists at the University of California will study soil as a tool to defeat the state’s drought. The project is funded by a 1.69 million dollar grant, and will allow for the creation of a Consortium for Drought and Carbon Management. This program will allow researchers to study soil formation and stability to understand drought conditions.
With this information, the UC scientists hope to create a model that predicts soil dynamics and gauges the response of an agriculture system to drought conditions.
To read more about efforts to study California’s drought, click here