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 | 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)

California Department of Water Resources (DWR) | 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

Alleviating water scarcity by optimizing crop mixes

Nature Portfolio (Springer Nature) | November 6th, 2023


Aquifer depletion exacerbates agricultural drought losses in the US High Plains

Nature Portfolio (Springer Nature) | January 15th, 2024


Aquifer depletion poses a major threat to the ability of farmers, food supply chains and rural economies globally to use groundwater as a means of adapting to climate var

Assessing the accuracy of OpenET satellite-based evapotranspiration data to support water resource and land management applications

Nature Portfolio (Springer Nature) | January 15th, 2024


Remotely sensed evapotranspiration (ET) data offer strong potential to support data-driven approaches for sustainable water management. However, practitioners require rob

California Agricultural Production and Irrigated Water Use

Congressional Research Service (CRS) | 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

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