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  • Approaches for groundwater management in times of depletion and regulatory change

    Approaches for groundwater management in times of depletion and regulatory change

    University of California, Davis (UC Davis) | June 1, 2018...
    Summary

    New legislation and related regulations in California mandate groundwater management to avoid undesirable results from excessive groundwater pumping and other human activities. Required...

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  • Changes in Evapotranspiration of Agricultural Crops in Kern County during the 2014-2015 Drought Years

    Changes in Evapotranspiration of Agricultural Crops in Kern County during the 2014-2015 Drought Years

    University of California, Davis (UC Davis) | September 5, 2017...
    Summary

    The 2012-2015 drought in California has major impacts for agricultural water users in Kern County. Farmers shifted crop planting patterns and irrigation scheduling...

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  • Declining Groundwater Level Effects on Supply Well Operations

    Declining Groundwater Level Effects on Supply Well Operations

    University of California, Davis (UC Davis) | December 1, 2017...
    Summary

    Pumping more from groundwater basins than they can sustainably supply decreases groundwater levels, often by undesirable amounts. Economic impacts from overdraft and drought...

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  • Integrated Water Operations in California: Hydropower, Overdraft, and Climate Change

    Integrated Water Operations in California: Hydropower, Overdraft, and Climate Change

    University of California, Davis (UC Davis) | July 16, 2015...
    Summary

    Several management and climate cases are evaluated with the updated CALVIN, a hydro-economic optimization model of California’s inter-tied water supply infrastructure. Updates to...

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  • Managing to End Groundwater Overdraft in California’s Central Valley with Climate Change

    Managing to End Groundwater Overdraft in California’s Central Valley with Climate Change

    University of California at Davis (UC Davis) | July 14, 2016...
    Summary

    Several water management cases with climate change are modeled to assess the effects of ending long-term groundwater overdraft in the Central Valley using...

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  • Memorialization and Memory of Southern California’s St. Francis Dam Disaster of 1928

    Memorialization and Memory of Southern California’s St. Francis Dam Disaster of 1928

    California State University Northridge | August 1, 2014...
    Summary

    The commemoration of disasters is a product of social, cultural, economic, and  political forces in human society. Southern California's largely unheard-of St. Francis...

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  • Stopping the Drain on Household Budgets: Addressing Tap Water Mistrust through Affordable Premise Plumbing Investments

    Stopping the Drain on Household Budgets: Addressing Tap Water Mistrust through Affordable Premise Plumbing Investments

    University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) Luskin Center for Innovation | August 7, 2019...
    Summary

    This report focuses on the issue of tap water mistrust in the City of Los Angeles. While recent research into water quality of Los...

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  • The Economic Value of Carryover Storage in California’s Water Supply System with Limited Hydrologic Foresight

    The Economic Value of Carryover Storage in California’s Water Supply System with Limited Hydrologic Foresight

    University of California, Davis (UC Davis) | July 1, 2021...
    Summary

    The security and prosperity of California’s economy depend on a large, interconnected and highly engineered water supply system with vast surface and groundwater storage...

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  • Wildfires, Floods, and Climate Variability

    Wildfires, Floods, and Climate Variability

    University of California at San Diego (UCSD) | May 10, 2018...
    Summary

    The first chapter surveys fire and fuels managers at local, regional, and national levels. Survey results in the form of fire managers’ decision...

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