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  • Agricultural Water Conservation and Efficiency Potential in California

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    Agricultural Water Conservation and Efficiency Potential in California

    Pacific Institute | June 10, 2014...
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    Agriculture uses about 80 percent of California’s developed water supply. As such a large user, it is heavily impacted by the availability and...

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  • Agricultural Water Use Efficiency (Resource Management Strategy)

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    Agricultural Water Use Efficiency (Resource Management Strategy)

    Department of Water Resources | July 29, 2016...
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    The agricultural water use efficiency strategy describes the use and application of scientific processes to control agricultural water delivery and use to achieve...

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  • California Agricultural Production and Irrigated Water Use

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    California Agricultural Production and Irrigated Water Use

    Congressional Research Service | June 30, 2015...
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    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...

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

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

    Pacific Institute | September 26, 2010...
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    A new analysis from the Pacific Institute recommends specific actions that can annually save a million acre-feet of water quickly and at a...

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  • Guidebook to Assist Agricultural Water Suppliers to Prepare a 2015 Agricultural Water Management Plan

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    Guidebook to Assist Agricultural Water Suppliers to Prepare a 2015 Agricultural Water Management Plan

    Department of Water Resources | July 20, 2015...
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    The document titled “A Guidebook to Assist Agricultural Water Suppliers to Prepare a 2015 Agricultural Water Management Plan” (Guidebook) was prepared by the...

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  • Impacts of California’s Ongoing Drought: Agriculture

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    Impacts of California’s Ongoing Drought: Agriculture

    Pacific Institute | August 26, 2015...
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    California’s agriculture sector has exceeded expectations during the most severe drought in recorded history at the cost of massive but unsustainable groundwater pumping....

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  • Implementation of the Agricultural Water Management Planning Act: A Review of Agricultural Water Management Plans

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    Implementation of the Agricultural Water Management Planning Act: A Review of Agricultural Water Management Plans

    Pacific Institute | August 29, 2013...
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    Twenty-four of California’s agricultural water districts have submitted agricultural water management plans, leaving 55 districts out of compliance with the requirement of the...

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  • In the Field and In the Stream: California Reasonable Use Law Applied to Water for Agriculture

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    In the Field and In the Stream: California Reasonable Use Law Applied to Water for Agriculture

    GGU Law Digital Commons | August 1, 2016...
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    When it comes to fresh water consumption in California, going forward we will need to learn to do more with less. There are...

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  • Investing In Clean Agriculture: How California Can Strengthen Agriculture, Reduce Pollution And Save Money

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    Investing In Clean Agriculture: How California Can Strengthen Agriculture, Reduce Pollution And Save Money

    Pacific Institute | February 8, 2005...
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    Global competition, suburban encroachment, tighter regulations, and rising input costs are making farming in California more difficult and, in some cases, less profitable....

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  • Irrigation in U.S. Agriculture: On-Farm Technologies and Best Management Practices

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    Irrigation in U.S. Agriculture: On-Farm Technologies and Best Management Practices

    Congressional Research Service | October 17, 2016...
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    Recent threats to water availability as a result of moderate to exceptional drought in several states have raised questions about agricultural water use...

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  • More with Less: Agricultural Water Conservation and Efficiency in California – A Special Focus on the Delta

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    More with Less: Agricultural Water Conservation and Efficiency in California – A Special Focus on the Delta

    Pacific Institute | September 8, 2008...
    Summary

    California farmers can grow more food and fiber with less water, according to the Pacific Institute report, More with Less: Agricultural Water Conservation...

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  • Multiple Benefits of Water Conservation and Efficiency for California Agriculture

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    Multiple Benefits of Water Conservation and Efficiency for California Agriculture

    Pacific Institute | July 29, 2014...
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    California farmers have made progress in updating and modernizing irrigation practices, but despite past efforts, great untapped potential remains to use water more...

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  • Statements of Water Diversions and Use: Providing a Better Picture of Water Use in the Delta

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    Statements of Water Diversions and Use: Providing a Better Picture of Water Use in the Delta

    State Water Resources Control Board | April 5, 2011...
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    The purpose of this report is to outline the history of the Statements Program and explain recent statutory changes that will enable the...

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  • Submittal of 2015 Agricultural Water Management Plans and Implementation of Efficient Water Management Practices Report

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    Submittal of 2015 Agricultural Water Management Plans and Implementation of Efficient Water Management Practices Report

    California Department of Water Resources (DWR) | September 22, 2017...
    Summary

    Senate Bill X7-7, the Water Conservation Act of 2009 (SB X7-7), requires agricultural water suppliers who provide water to more than 25,000 irrigated...

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  • Sustainable Use of Water in the Lower Colorado River Basin

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    Sustainable Use of Water in the Lower Colorado River Basin

    Pacific Institute | November 26, 1996...
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    The Colorado River supplies water to nearly 30 million people and irrigates more than 1.5 million hectares of farmland in the United States...

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  • Sustaining California Agriculture in an Uncertain Future

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    Sustaining California Agriculture in an Uncertain Future

    Pacific Institute | July 22, 2009...
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    The report Sustaining California Agriculture in an Uncertain Future shows that California agriculture can flourish despite diminishing water supply and future uncertainty from...

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  • Water to Supply the Land: Irrigated Agriculture in the Colorado River Basin

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    Water to Supply the Land: Irrigated Agriculture in the Colorado River Basin

    Pacific Institute | May 9, 2013...
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    The Colorado River, recently named America’s most endangered river, supports millions of people in the American Southwest and northwest Mexico and helps irrigate...

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