Tulare Lake

Located in the southern San Joaquin Valley, the Tulare Lake region is the largest agricultural region in California, with about 3 million of the region’s 10.9 million acres under irrigation. The main crops grown in this region are grapes, cotton, corn, alfalfa, almonds, and pistachios.

"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,

2019 Annual Compliance Report California Drinking Water Program

California State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) | May 1st, 2020


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 (CNRA) | January 2nd, 2020


2021 Drinking Water Needs Assessment

California State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) | April 9th, 2021


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

2022 Annual Water Supply and Demand Assessment Summary Report

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


This summary report contains projected water shortage information at the urban water supplier level as well as regional and statewide analyses of water supply conditions

2022 Drinking Water Needs Assessment

California State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) | April 30th, 2022


The Needs Assessment is comprised of Risk, Affordability, and Cost Assessment components. Enhancement of the 2022 Needs Assessment consisted of internal workgroup recomme

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