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  • 2017 Salinas Valley Groundwater Level Contours & Seawater Intrusion Maps

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    2017 Salinas Valley Groundwater Level Contours & Seawater Intrusion Maps

    Monterey County Water Resources Agency (MCWRA) | April 24, 2018...
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  • Background and Recent History of Water Transfers in California

    Background and Recent History of Water Transfers in California

    California Department of Water Resources (DWR), State Water Resources Control Board | July 1, 2015...
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    The purpose of this paper is to provide a basic understanding of water transfers in California with an emphasis on transfers that move...

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  • California’s Severe Drought Has Only Marginal Impacts on Food Prices

    California’s Severe Drought Has Only Marginal Impacts on Food Prices

    University of California Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics | May 14, 2015...
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    The extreme drought that has gripped California over the past several years is causing onerous adjustments in the natural and human environments. Agriculture,...

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  • California’s Water: Managing Droughts

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    California’s Water: Managing Droughts

    Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) | October 1, 2016...
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    California is prone to multi-year droughts. Diverse, coordinated approaches are needed to stretch our water supply, ensure safe drinking water for at-risk communities,...

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  • Clean Water, Clean Beaches Water Quality Funding Measure*

    Clean Water, Clean Beaches Water Quality Funding Measure*

    Los Angeles County Department of Public Works, Los Angeles County Flood Control District | September 21, 2012...
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    The Problem: Stormwater and runoff rushes down the street, picking up trash and toxic pollutants. On a rainy day, over 10 billion gallons...

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  • Natural Resources Policy: Management, Institutions, and Issues

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    Natural Resources Policy: Management, Institutions, and Issues

    Congressional Research Service | January 17, 2007...
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    Natural resources management remains a significant issue for the federal government. Growing demands on the nation’s resources and interest in their protection and...

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  • Safe Clean Water Water for Los Angeles County Residents

    Safe Clean Water Water for Los Angeles County Residents

    Los Angeles County Department of Public Works | November 7, 2017...
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    We live in a water-scarce area, and forces outside of our control can threaten our local water resources, including lakes, rivers and beaches. LA...

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  • Special Report on Climate Change and Land

    Special Report on Climate Change and Land

    UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) | August 7, 2019...
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    This Special Report on Climate Change and Land1 responds to the Panel decision in 2016 to prepare three Special Reports during the Sixth...

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  • Supreme Court Declines to Review Ninth Circuit Decision Applying Federal Reserved Water Rights Doctrine to Groundwater

    Supreme Court Declines to Review Ninth Circuit Decision Applying Federal Reserved Water Rights Doctrine to Groundwater

    Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress | December 21, 2017...
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    The 2012-2016 drought in California and parts of other western states may have ended, but availability of water will continue to present issues...

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  • Technical Guidance on Implementing the Stormwater Runoff Requirements for Federal Projects under Section 438 of the Energy Independence and Security Act

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    Technical Guidance on Implementing the Stormwater Runoff Requirements for Federal Projects under Section 438 of the Energy Independence and Security Act

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) | December 1, 2009...
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    Stormwater runoff is a leading contributor to water pollution in urban and developing areas in the United States. Section 438 of the Energy...

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