One of the biggest issues with project development is this mountain area is in a negative water recharge region.   This means that more water if pulled from the land then is returned.   

Visit this United States Geological Survey (USGS) site for more information about negative water recharge and other water groundwater depletion issues -  https://water.usgs.gov/edu/gwdepletion.html  .


Diagram from USGS Groundwater Depletion Website