Groundwater Upwelling

Upwelling is part of a water cycle where warmer surface water is pushed away from an area (usually due to winds and current), allowing colder (often nutrient rich) deep water to rise up and replace it. On the coast, this process is what helps create estuaries which allow sea life to thrive.

This web map visualizes the approximate area of upwelling that occurs in the City of Long Beach.Download PDF

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