Central Coast

The Central Coast region extends from southern San Mateo County down to Santa Barbara in the south and includes redwood forests, foggy coastal terraces, chapparal-covered hills, green valley floors, and semi-arid grasslands. Agriculture and viticulture thrive here with the temperate climate, rich soils, and moderate rainfall, and is central to the economy of this region. The Central Coast region is the most groundwater-dependent region in the state with groundwater being used to meet approximately 80% of agricultural, municipal, and domestic water demands.

2016 Annual Report of Hydrogeologic Conditions, Water Requirements, Supplies and Disposition Santa Maria Valley Management Area

City of Santa Maria | April 13th, 2017

Summary

This annual report of conditions in the Santa Maria Valley Management Area, for calendar year 2016, has been prepared to meet the reporting conditions of the June 30, 20

2017 Salinas Valley Groundwater Level Contours & Seawater Intrusion Maps

Monterey County Water Resources Agency (MCWRA) | April 24th, 2018

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2019 Annual Compliance Report California Drinking Water Program

California State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) | May 1st, 2020

Summary

The State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) Division of Drinking Water (DDW) is the primacy agency responsible for the administration and enforc

2020 Water Resilience Portfolio (draft)

California Natural Resources Agency | January 2nd, 2020

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2021 Drinking Water Needs Assessment

California State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) | April 9th, 2021

Summary

In 2016, the California State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) adopted a Human Right to Water Resolution making the Human Right to Water (HR2W), as defin

21st century California drought risk linked to model fidelity of the El Niño teleconnection

Nature Climate and Atmospheric Science | September 3rd, 2018

Summary

Greenhouse gas-induced climate change is expected to lead to negative hydrological impacts for southwestern North America, including California (CA). This includes a decr

A 20,000-year record of ocean circulation and climate change from the Santa Barbara basin

Nature | October 12th, 1995

Summary

MUCH of the evidence for climate-driven fluctuations in ocean circulation during the past 20,000 years has come from studies of the North Atlantic region. The extent to w

A freshwater conservation blueprint for California: prioritizing watersheds for freshwater biodiversity

Freshwater Science, University of Chicago Press Journals | April 18th, 2018

Summary

Conservation scientists have adapted conservation planning principles designed for protection of habi- tats ranging from terrestrial to freshwater ecosystems. We

A global spatial analysis reveals where marine aquaculture can benefit nature and people

PloS ONE | October 9th, 2019

Summary

Aquaculture of bivalve shellfish and seaweed represents a global opportunity to simultaneously advance coastal ecosystem recovery and provide substantive benefits to hum

A multi-isotope (B, Sr, O, H, and C) and age dating (3H–3He and14C) study of groundwater from Salinas Valley, California: Hydrochemistry, dynamics, and contamination processes

American Geophysical Union (AGU) | January 31st, 2002

Summary

The chemical and isotope (11B/10B, 87Sr/86Sr, 18O/16O, 2H/H, 13C/12C, 14C, and 3He/3H) compositions of groundwater from the upper aquifer system of the Salinas Valley in

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