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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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  • 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...
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    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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  • Applying the Connectivity Approach: Groundwater management in California’s Kings Basin

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    Applying the Connectivity Approach: Groundwater management in California’s Kings Basin

    California Roundtable on Water and Food Supply | March 27, 2015...
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    The California Roundtable on Water and Food Supply (CRWFS) studied the processes used in the Kings Groundwater Subbasin (Kings Basin) of California’s San...

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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...
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    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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  • 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 Water Plan 2013: Tulare Lake Hydrologic Region Report

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    California Water Plan 2013: Tulare Lake Hydrologic Region Report

    Department of Water Resources | October 30, 2014...
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    While the Tulare Lake Hydrologic Region (Tulare Lake region) remains the largest agricultural region in California with irrigated acreage declining only slightly from...

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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...
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    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 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...
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    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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  • Data from Exploratory Sampling of Groundwater in Selected Oil and Gas Areas of Coastal Los Angeles County and Kern and Kings Counties in Southern San Joaquin Valley, 2014–15

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    Data from Exploratory Sampling of Groundwater in Selected Oil and Gas Areas of Coastal Los Angeles County and Kern and Kings Counties in Southern San Joaquin Valley, 2014–15

    USGS | January 1, 1970...
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    Exploratory sampling of groundwater in coastal Los Angeles County and Kern and Kings Counties of the southern San Joaquin Valley was done by...

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  • Desalination Demonstration Report for Buena Vista Water Storage District

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    Desalination Demonstration Report for Buena Vista Water Storage District

    Buena Vista Water Storage District | December 1, 2003...
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    Saline agricultural drainage water within the Buena Vista Water Storage District is accumulating in shallow aquifers located below productive farmland. This saline water...

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  • Detections of current-use pesticides at 12 surface water sites in California during a 2-year period beginning in 2015

    Detections of current-use pesticides at 12 surface water sites in California during a 2-year period beginning in 2015

    U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board | July 27, 2018...
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    Surface water samples were collected by the U.S. Geological Survey and multiple cooperators during base flow/irrigation runoff and storm runoff conditions from 12...

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  • Dry groundwater wells in the western United States

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    Dry groundwater wells in the western United States

    Environmental Research Letters | July 28, 2017...
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    Declining groundwater levels are common in parts of the western US, but their impact on the ability of wells to pump groundwater is...

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  • Economic and Water Supply Effects of Ending Groundwater Overdraft in California’s Central Valley

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    Economic and Water Supply Effects of Ending Groundwater Overdraft in California’s Central Valley

    San Francisco Estuary and Watershed Science | March 1, 2016...
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    Surface water and groundwater management are often tightly linked, even when linkage is not intended or expected. This link is especially common in...

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  • Engineer’s Report for the North Fork Kings Groundwater Sustainability Agency: Proposition 218 Procedures for Benefit Assessments

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    Engineer’s Report for the North Fork Kings Groundwater Sustainability Agency: Proposition 218 Procedures for Benefit Assessments

    North Fork Kings GSA | January 15, 2018...
    Summary

    The North Fork Kings Groundwater Sustainability Agency (NFKGSA or Agency) recently formed with the primary purpose of compliance with the Sustainable Groundwater Management...

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  • Estimates of Natural and Unimpaired Flows for the Central Valley of California: Water Years 1922-2014 (draft)

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    Estimates of Natural and Unimpaired Flows for the Central Valley of California: Water Years 1922-2014 (draft)

    California Department of Water Resources (DWR) | March 1, 2016...
    Summary

    Estimating regional water supplies that would have occurred absent human activities is a common practice in water resources planning. In this report, such...

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  • Estimating the permanent loss of groundwater storage in the southern San Joaquin Valley, California

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    Estimating the permanent loss of groundwater storage in the southern San Joaquin Valley, California

    American Geophysical Union Water Resources Research | February 23, 2017...
    Summary

    In the San Joaquin Valley, California, recent droughts starting in 2007 have increased the pumping of groundwater, leading to widespread subsidence. In the...

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