From The Pueblo Chieftain (Matt Hildner):
Groundwater levels in the north-central San Luis Valley increased over late spring and early summer, thanks to wet weather and reduced pumping.
“Hopefully we’re changing the direction of the storage,” Allen Davey, an engineer for the Rio Grande Water Conservation District, said Tuesday.
After a three-year decline that saw water levels in the unconfined aquifer drop by 700,000 acre-feet through 2013, the shallower of the valley’s two major aquifers has added over 100,000 acre-feet this spring and summer.
The unconfined aquifer is fed by stream flows, surface-water diversions and the return flows from irrigation.
More San Luis Valley groundwater coverage here