A Comparative Study for Estimating Crop Evapotranspiration in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta

University of California, Davis (UC Davis) | April 23rd, 2018


Consumptive water use by crops, often referred to as evapotranspiration (ET), is frequently the largest component of an agricultural region’s water balance. This study

A simmering revolt against groundwater cutbacks in California

Stanford University Bill Lane Center for the American West | December 14th, 2022


In 2014, California legislators, focused on groundwater’s accelerating decline during a prolonged drought, passed the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act. Its impera

Agricultural Water Conservation and Efficiency Potential in California

Pacific Institute | June 10th, 2014


Agriculture uses about 80 percent of California’s developed water supply. As such a large user, it is heavily impacted by the availability and reliability of California

Agricultural Water Use Efficiency (Resource Management Strategy)

Department of Water Resources | July 29th, 2016


The agricultural water use efficiency strategy describes the use and application of scientific processes to control agricultural water delivery and use to achieve a benef

California Agricultural Production and Irrigated Water Use

Congressional Research Service | June 30th, 2015


California ranks as the leading agricultural state in the United States in terms of farm-level sales.  In 2012, California’s farm-level sales totaled nearly $45 billio

California Simulation of Evapotranspiration of Applied Water and Agricultural Energy Use in California

Journal of Integrative Agriculture | August 15th, 2013


The California Simulation of Evapotranspiration of Applied Water (Cal-SIMETAW) model is a new tool developed by the California Department of Water Resources and t

California’s Next Million Acre-Feet: Saving Water, Energy, and Money

Pacific Institute | September 26th, 2010


A new analysis from the Pacific Institute recommends specific actions that can annually save a million acre-feet of water quickly and at a lower economic and ecological c

Climate-smart management of soil water storage: statewide analysis of California perennial crops

Environmental Research Letters | April 9th, 2019


The FAO-56 dual crop coefficient model was used to simulate site-specific irrigation management to quantify the green water resource (rainfall stored in soil) in five Cal

Colorado River Basin August 2022 24-Month Study

U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) | August 16th, 2022


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