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

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

    Journal of Integrative Agriculture | August 15, 2013...
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    The California Simulation of Evapotranspiration of Applied Water (Cal-SIMETAW) model is a new tool developed by the California Department of Water Resources and...

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

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

    Environmental Research Letters | April 9, 2019...
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    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)...

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  • Cover cropping and no-tillage improve soil health in an arid irrigated cropping system in California’s San Joaquin Valley, USA

    Cover cropping and no-tillage improve soil health in an arid irrigated cropping system in California’s San Joaquin Valley, USA

    Soil and Tillage Research, Elsevier | January 3, 2017...
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    The concept of soil health has attracted considerable attention during the past two decades, but few studies have focused on the effects on...

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  • Future land-use related water demand in California

    Future land-use related water demand in California

    Environmental Research Letters | May 18, 2019...
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    Water shortages in California are a growing concern amidst ongoing drought, earlier spring snowmelt, projected future climate warming, and currently mandated water use restrictions....

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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

    California Department of Water Resources (DWR) | 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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