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.

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

Adaptability and adaptations of California’s water supply system to dry climate warming

Climactic Change, Springer | November 27th, 2007

Summary

Economically optimal operational changes and adaptations for California’s water supply system are examined for a dry form of climate warming (GFDL CM2.1 A2) with year 2

Addressing Nitrate in California’s Drinking Water Technical Report 2: Nitrogen Sources and Loading to Groundwater

University of California, Davis (UC Davis) | July 2nd, 2012

Summary

Nitrate loading to groundwater in the Tulare Lake Basin and Salinas Valley is widespread and chronic, and is overwhelmingly the result of crop and animal agricultural ac

Addressing Nitrate in California’s Drinking Water Technical Report 3: Nitrogen Source Reduction to Protect Groundwater Quality

University of California, Davis (UC Davis) | July 2nd, 2012

Summary

Although reduction of anthropogenic loading of nitrate to groundwater aquifers will not reduce contamination in the short term (due to long travel times), reduction effo

Addressing Nitrate in California’s Drinking Water Technical Report 4: Groundwater Nitrate Occurrence

University of California, Davis (UC Davis) | July 2nd, 2012

Summary

This report reviews the hydrogeology and groundwater quality in the Tulare Lake Basin (TLB) and Salinas Valley (SV). We also assembled groundwater quality data from near

Addressing Nitrate in California’s Drinking Water Technical Report 5

University of California, Davis (UC Davis) | July 31st, 2012

Summary

This report explores methods and costs of remediation of groundwater nitrate contamination in the Tulare Lake Basin and Salinas Valley. Groundwater cleanup, or remediati

Addressing Nitrate in California’s Drinking Water Technical Report 6: Drinking Water Treatment for Nitrate

University of California, Davis (UC Davis) | July 2nd, 2012

Summary

The purpose of the first three sections of this document is to provide a detailed guide to the current state of nitrate treatment alternatives that can be used as a refe

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