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  • 2017 Flood System Status Report

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    2017 Flood System Status Report

    Department of Water Resources | August 10, 2017...
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    This report is intended to assist flood management planners and engineers in characterizing facilities within the State Plan of Flood Control (SPFC) and...

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  • 2017 SGMA Annual Report South American Subbasin (5-021.65) Sacramento Central Groundwater Authority

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    2017 SGMA Annual Report South American Subbasin (5-021.65) Sacramento Central Groundwater Authority

    Sacramento Central Groundwater Authority, GEI Consultants Inc. | April 1, 2018...
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    The Sacramento Central Groundwater Authority (SCGA) has prepared an Annual Report describing groundwater conditions in the South American Subbasin for the 2017 Water...

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  • A hybrid machine learning model to predict and visualize nitrate concentration throughout the Central Valley aquifer, California, USA

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    A hybrid machine learning model to predict and visualize nitrate concentration throughout the Central Valley aquifer, California, USA

    Science of the Total Environment | June 9, 2017...
    Summary

    Intense demand forwater in the Central Valley of California and related increases in groundwater nitrate concentration threaten the sustainability of the groundwater resource....

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  • Accounting for Water “Wasted to the Sea”

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    Accounting for Water “Wasted to the Sea”

    San Francisco Estuary & Watershed Science | April 19, 2018...
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    Freshwater outflow from the Sacramento–San Joaquin Delta is a contentious management issue. Once mixed with salt water of San Francisco Bay, outflow is...

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  • Adaptation of a reference site selection methodology to creeks and sloughs of California’s Sacramento Valley and alternative strategies for developing a regional bioassessment framework

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    Adaptation of a reference site selection methodology to creeks and sloughs of California’s Sacramento Valley and alternative strategies for developing a regional bioassessment framework

    Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board | November 14, 2005...
    Summary

    Bioassessment has shown significant promise as an effective tool for ambient water quality management in many regions of California. However, the scale and...

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  • Adaptation Strategies for Agricultural Sustainability in Yolo County, California

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    Adaptation Strategies for Agricultural Sustainability in Yolo County, California

    California Energy Commission | July 31, 2012...
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    This place?based case study in an agricultural county in California’s Central Valley focused on the period of 2010–2050, and dealt with biophysical and...

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  • Agricultural Irrigation in This Drought: Where is the Water and Where Is It Going?

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    Agricultural Irrigation in This Drought: Where is the Water and Where Is It Going?

    University of California Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics | May 14, 2015...
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    In the midst of its fourth year of drought, California now faces an estimated reduction in surface-water availability of 8.8 million acre-feet (maf)...

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  • An Index of Biotic Integrity (IBI) for Perennial Streams in California’s Central Valley

    An Index of Biotic Integrity (IBI) for Perennial Streams in California’s Central Valley

    California State Water Resources Control Board | December 1, 2008...
    Summary

    Bioassessment is the science of using aquatic organisms as indicators of ecological condition in streams in rivers. Many types of organisms can be...

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  • Assessment of Interconnected Subbasins

    Assessment of Interconnected Subbasins

    Butte County | June 30, 2017...
    Summary

    The Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) requires groundwater sustainability agencies (GSAs) to develop groundwater sustainability plans (GSPs) that achieve sustainable groundwater management within...

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  • Assessment of Interconnected Subbasins: Regional Collaboration and Model Selection Process

    Assessment of Interconnected Subbasins: Regional Collaboration and Model Selection Process

    Groundwater Resources Association of California | October 3, 2017...
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    In basins with complex spatial and temporal variations in water budget components, integrated groundwater-surface water modeling is the best approach to quantify and...

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  • Availability of high-magnitude streamflow for groundwater banking in the Central Valley, California

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    Availability of high-magnitude streamflow for groundwater banking in the Central Valley, California

    Environmental Research Letters | July 31, 2017...
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    California’s climate is characterized by the largest precipitation and streamflow variability observed within the conterminous US This, combined with chronic groundwater overdraft of...

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  • Before the Well Runs Dry: Improving the Linkage Between Groundwater and Land Use Planning

    Before the Well Runs Dry: Improving the Linkage Between Groundwater and Land Use Planning

    Water in the West, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment, The Bill Lane Center for the American West | April 17, 2014...
    Summary

    There is no comprehensive regulation of groundwater use in the state of California,* and the right to withdraw groundwater is based on surface...

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  • California Water Plan 2013: Sacramento River Hydrologic Region Report

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    California Water Plan 2013: Sacramento River Hydrologic Region Report

    Department of Water Resources | October 30, 2014...
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    The Sacramento River Hydrologic Region (see Figure SR-1 includes the entire California drainage area of the Sacramento River (the state’s largest river) and...

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  • California’s Central Valley Groundwater Study: A Powerful New Tool to Assess Water Resources in California’s Central Valley

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    California’s Central Valley Groundwater Study: A Powerful New Tool to Assess Water Resources in California’s Central Valley

    U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) | June 16, 2009...
    Summary

    Competition for water resources is growing throughout California, particularly in the Central Valley. Since 1980, the Central Valley’s population has nearly doubled to...

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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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  • Central Valley Flood Protection Plan (2012)

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    Central Valley Flood Protection Plan (2012)

    Department of Water Resources | June 12, 2012...
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    The Central Valley Flood Protection Plan (CVFPP) is a critical document to guide California’s participation (and influence federal and local participation) in managing...

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  • Central Valley Flood Protection Plan: Conservation Strategy

    Central Valley Flood Protection Plan: Conservation Strategy

    Department of Water Resources | August 8, 2017...
    Summary

    In the Central Valley of California, flood risks, water supplies, and the functioning of ecosystems are linked, with actions in one area affecting...

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  • Central Valley Project (CVP) Water Transfer Program Fact Sheet

    Central Valley Project (CVP) Water Transfer Program Fact Sheet

    U.S. Bureau of Reclamation | February 1, 2015...
    Summary

    Water transfers and exchanges are an integral part of CVP water operations, particularly in drought years, as long as transfers can occur consistent...

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  • Central Valley Salinity Alternatives for Long-Term Sustainability (CV-SALTS)

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    Central Valley Salinity Alternatives for Long-Term Sustainability (CV-SALTS)

    Central Valley Salinity Coalition (CVSC) | January 19, 2017...
    Summary

    Elevated salinity and nitrates in surface water and groundwater are increasing problems affecting much of California, other western states, and arid regions throughout...

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  • Climate Change and the Delta: A Synthesis (Public Review Draft)

    Climate Change and the Delta: A Synthesis (Public Review Draft)

    Delta Stewardship Council | March 23, 2018...
    Summary

    The Delta Reform Act of 2009 (Water Code Section 85066) requires that the Delta Stewardship Council adopt a Delta Plan (the Plan) to...

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