San Joaquin River

The San Joaquin Basin hydrologic region is one of California’s largest agricultural regions, producing corn, alfalfa, almonds, pistachios, processing tomatoes, grapes, and other agricultural commodities. While the urban population in this region continues to grow, there are numerous disadvantaged communities, not only small rural communities but also four of the most populous cities in the region.

"Incomplete” Determination of the 2020 Groundwater Sustainability Plans Submitted for the San Joaquin Valley – Madera Subbasin

California Department of Water Resources (DWR) | September 22nd, 2022


The Department of Water Resources (Department) has evaluated the four groundwater sustainability plans (GSPs) submitted for the San Joaquin Valley – Madera Subbasin (Su

"Should the Peripheral Canal be Built?"

Commonwealth Club of California | July 1st, 1975


"Water, Water, Everywhere"

Scientific American | April 1st, 1942


FROM sky-scraping Shasta Dam on the north to Bakersfield on the south, beneficiary of water to be carried by canals stretching like tentacles up and down California'

“Good Luck Fixing the Problem”: Small Low-Income Community Participation in Collaborative Groundwater Governance and Implications for Drinking Water Source Protection

Society and Natural Resources (Routledge) | June 10th, 2020


There is increasing interest in the potential of source water protection to address chronic challenges with small systems and rural drinking water provision. Such a plann

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

Environmental Research Letters (IOP) | 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,

2-Gates Fish Protection Demonstration Project

Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD) | July 16th, 2009


The 2-Gates Project proposes an alternative management strategy to achieve protection of the delta smelt (Hypomesus transpacificus). The Central Valley Project (CVP) and

2015 Urban Water Management Plan

Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD) | June 1st, 2016


Metropolitan’s 2015 Urban Water Management Plan (UWMP) has been prepared in compliance with Water Code Section 10608.36 of SB X7-7, which was enacted in 2009, a

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