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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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  • 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...
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    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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  • 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 Interim Flow Water-Quality Data of the San Joaquin River Restoration Program and Implications for Fishes, California, 2009–11

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    Assessment of Interim Flow Water-Quality Data of the San Joaquin River Restoration Program and Implications for Fishes, California, 2009–11

    USGS | June 29, 2015...
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    After more than 50 years of extensive water diversion for urban and agriculture use, a major settlement was reached among the U.S. Departments...

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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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  • Better late than never: a synthesis of strategic land retirement and restoration in California

    Better late than never: a synthesis of strategic land retirement and restoration in California

    Ecosphere | August 10, 2018...
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    Strategic retirement and restoration of agricultural lands is a critical conservation opportunity globally. The objective of this synthesis was to examine whether ecological habitat...

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  • California Aqueduct Subsidence Study

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    California Aqueduct Subsidence Study

    Department of Water Resources | June 1, 2017...
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    In 2006, the San Luis Field Division of the California Department of Water Resources' Division of Operations and Maintenance (O&M) began to see...

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  • California Sustainable Groundwater Legislation and Dairy Business Impact – California Irrigation Institute – 2017

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    California Sustainable Groundwater Legislation and Dairy Business Impact – California Irrigation Institute – 2017

    California Irrigation Institute | January 30, 2017...
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    I have been asked to discuss my thoughts on the effect of SGMA upon the dairy industry. As the General Manager of Stevinson...

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  • California Water Plan 2013: San Joaquin River Hydrologic Region Report

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    California Water Plan 2013: San Joaquin River Hydrologic Region Report

    Department of Water Resources | October 30, 2014...
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    The San Joaquin River Hydrologic Region remains one of the largest agricultural regions in California with irrigated acreage increasing slightly from 2005 to...

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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 San Joaquin Valley: A Region in Transition

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    California’s San Joaquin Valley: A Region in Transition

    Congressional Research Service | December 12, 2005...
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    CRS was requested to undertake a study of the San Joaquin Valley (SJV) and a comparison with another U.S. region. The eight-county San...

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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...
    Summary

    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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  • Conceptual model for salinity in the Central Valley and Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta

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    Conceptual model for salinity in the Central Valley and Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta

    Central Valley Drinking Water Policy Workgroup | July 13, 2007...
    Summary

    This report examines the state of knowledge about the causes of salinity increase in the system and opportunities to improve the Delta as...

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