North Lahontan

The North Lahontan region is located in the northeastern part of the state, encompassing part of the western Great Basin and the eastern slopes of the Cascade Range and the Sierra Nevada. It includes arid high deserts as well as the California portion of the Lake Tahoe Basin. The region covers 6,122 square miles and accounts for 4% of California’s total land area, but is sparsely populated, being home to only 0.3% of the state’s population.

100 years of California's water rights system: patterns, trends and uncertainty

Environmental Research Letters, IOP Publishing | August 19th, 2014


For 100 years, California’s State Water Resources Control Board and its predecessors have been responsible for allocating available water supplies to beneficial uses,

2019 Annual Compliance Report California Drinking Water Program

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


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


2021 Drinking Water Needs Assessment

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


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


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 comparison of the taxonomic and trait structure of macroinvertebrate communities between the riffles and pools of montane headwater streams

Hydrobiologica, Springer International Publishing | May 30th, 2018


Macroinvertebrate community taxonomic and trait structure showed consistent differences between riffles and pools across 12 headwater streams in the Sierra Nevada (Cali

A Path Forward for California’s Freshwater Ecosystems

Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) | December 2nd, 2019


Californians rely on freshwater ecosystems for many things: water supply, hydropower, recreation, fisheries, flood risk reduction, biodiversity, and more. These ecosystem

A State Role in Supporting Groundwater Trading with Safeguards for Vulnerable Users: Findings and Next Steps

California Department of Water Resources (DWR) | May 18th, 2022


In those parts of California where groundwater pumping has long exceeded replenishment, people are striving to bring groundwater basins into sustainable conditions within

Advances in Sub-seasonal to Seasonal Prediction Relevant to Water Management in the Western United States

American Meteorological Society (AMS) | July 21st, 2022


Water management in the semi-arid western United States (U.S.) is a challenging endeavor that evolves from year to year based on large-scale atmospheric and oceanic condi

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