South Lahontan

The South Lahontan region spans 17 million acres of land in central to southeastern California, encompassing numerous mountain ranges such as the Sierra Nevada, the Techachapi Mountains, the San Gabriel Mountains, and the San Bernardino Mountains; the region also hosts Mt. Whitney, the highest point in the contiguous US at 14,495 feet above sea level, as well as Death Valley, the lowest point at 282 feet below sea level.

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

Summary

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 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

Summary

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

A Guide for Using the Transient Ground-Water Flow Model of the Death Valley Regional Ground-Water Flow System, Nevada and California

U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), U.S. Department of Energy Office of Environmental Management | November 4th, 2006

Summary

This report is a guide for executing numerical simulations with the transient ground-water flow model of the Death Valley regional ground-water flow system, Nevada and Ca

A New Technique for Modeling Land Subsidence Facilitates Better Groundwater Management

Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment and the Bill Lane Center for the American West | December 1st, 2019

Summary

Land subsidence – the sudden sinking or gradual settling of Earth’s surface – can occur naturally or be triggered by human activity. One of the most comm

A Path Forward for California’s Freshwater Ecosystems

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

Summary

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

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