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Safe Clean Water Water for Los Angeles County ResidentsBulk Download
Safe Clean Water Water for Los Angeles County ResidentsLos Angeles County Department of Public Works | November 7, 2017...Summary
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...
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 County residents rely heavily on imported water from the Sierra Mountains, the Central Valley and even from states as far away as Colorado. Climate change is causing more and more extreme weather conditions, making these remote sources more unreliable . The impacts of the recent five-year drought were widely felt here.
Rainfall is an essential, local source of LA’s water . Rain runs through local rivers, creeks and streams and can be absorbed underground, replenishing groundwater, which is a local source of drinking water. However, because so much of our region is paved over, when we do experience heavy rain, too much of that precious water is lost to the ocean before we can capture it for use.
Our local water resources are also threatened by toxins and pollution as stormwater runs through streets and over-paved areas into our rivers, creeks and streams. Pollution flows onto our beaches and into the ocean, posing a public health risk and harming marine life.
The Ancient Lakes of Western America, their Deposits and DrainageBulk Download
The Ancient Lakes of Western America, their Deposits and DrainageNature | September 8, 1870...Summary
By continental elevation the whole country west of the Mississippi was raised out of the cretaceous sea, and these estnaries became lakes inclosed...
By continental elevation the whole country west of the Mississippi was raised out of the cretaceous sea, and these estnaries became lakes inclosed by raised dry land. The knowledge of this country from the Mississippi to the Pacific Ocean has been accumulated by various explorers besides the writer, as Dr. Hayden, Mr. George Gibbs, Professors W. P. Blake and Thomas Antisell, and Prof. J. D. Whitney and the State Geological Survey of California, and Baron Richtofen, the lamented Rémond, Drs. Shiel, Wislizenus, and others. Besides Mr. Clarence King has explored a large tract of this country, but his very important contributions have not, as yet, been made public. The general character of the topography of the region west of the Mississippi has been given by these great lines of elevation traversing the country from north to south. There are the Rocky Mountains, the Sierra Nevada, and the Coast Ranges. The last is the most modern, and is composed, for the most part, of Miocene Tertiary rocks. Parallel with this lies a narrow trough, in California traversed by the Sacramento and San Joachin Rivers, encroached on by the mountains at places, but still in Oregon and Washington, traversed by the Willamette and Cowletz Rivers. These two sections are drained through the Golden Gate and Columbia.
Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Atlas$0.00 Bulk Download
Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta AtlasDepartment of Water Resources | July 1, 1995...Summary
The Delta of the Sacramento and San Joaquin rivers is California's water supply crossroads. It is the major collection point for water that...
The Delta of the Sacramento and San Joaquin rivers is California's water supply crossroads. It is the major collection point for water that serves over 20 million people, two-thirds of our State's population.
The maze of islands and channels lying at the confluence of these two large rivers has long been the focal point of debate surrounding a number of complicated water-related issues of statewide importance. People with a wide variety of interests - agricultural, urban, industrial, environmental,
and recreational-have a vital stake in the Delta and a need to understand the physical Delta and its complex interrelationships.
This atlas provides information that we hope will be helpful in addressing the complex problems of the estuary. The atlas is a revision of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Atlas that was published in 1987. It contains updates on many Delta facts and features. It also introduces new information on the Suisun Marsh and tides and hydrology in the Delta as well as in San Francisco Bay.
Bulletin No. 1 Water Resources of CaliforniaBulk Download
Bulletin No. 1 Water Resources of CaliforniaCalifornia Department of Water Resources (DWR) | June 1, 1951...Summary
Few convictions are more generally or more firmly fixed in the minds of the people of California than that our number one economic problem is...
Few convictions are more generally or more firmly fixed in the minds of the people of California than that our number one economic problem is to put to best use our invaluable water supply. Previous investigations have shown that this supply is adequate for a population much larger than the present 10,500,000, and that with additional storage and redistribution of water, most of the agricultural lands of the State, except only some desert and higher areas, can be serviced for irrigation as our expanding economy and human requirements justify the costs involved. Furthermore, without too great a sacrifice of reasonable needs, our multiple uses of water for domestic and municipal consumption, for agriculture, industry, power, recreation, and wild life preservation can be so coordinated as to achieve maximum benefits for the largest number of people.
This bulletin presents the first results of new studies, under direction of the State Water Resources Board, aimed at a solution of this number one problem. It brings together in one volume the principal basic data regarding water in California that have been accumulated up to 1947, thereby becoming an inventory of the water resources of the State. Concurrently with preparafion of this inventory, work has progressed on the other principal phases of the program: determination of present use of water and of ultimate water requirement, and formulation of "The California yvater Plan" to meet that requirement.