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

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

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

    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...

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  • A greener grass: Can the environmental impact of cannabis cultivation be reduced?

  • Adaptation Strategies for Agricultural Sustainability in Yolo County, California

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    Adaptation Strategies for Agricultural Sustainability in Yolo County, California

    California Energy Commission (CEC) | July 31, 2012...
    Summary

    This place-based case study in an agricultural county in California’s Central Valley focused on the period of 2010–2050, and dealt with biophysical and...

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  • Agricultural Damages and Losses from ARkStorm Scenario Flooding in California

    Agricultural Damages and Losses from ARkStorm Scenario Flooding in California

    American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) | November 17, 2016...
    Summary

    Scientists designed the ARkStorm scenario to challenge the preparedness of California communities for widespread flooding with a historical precedence and increased likelihood under...

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  • Agricultural Irrigation in This Drought: Where is the Water and Where Is It Going?

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    Agricultural Irrigation in This Drought: Where is the Water and Where Is It Going?

    University of California Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics | May 14, 2015...
    Summary

    In the midst of its fourth year of drought, California now faces an estimated reduction in surface-water availability of 8.8 million acre-feet (maf)...

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  • Agricultural Land Stewardship (Resource Management Strategy)

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    Agricultural Land Stewardship (Resource Management Strategy)

    California Department of Water Resources (DWR) | July 29, 2016...
    Summary

    This resource management strategy focuses primarily on private land in agriculture including cultivated land and rangeland. Agricultural land in California comprises about 31.6...

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  • Agricultural Losses from Salinity in California’s Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta

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    Agricultural Losses from Salinity in California’s Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta

    San Francisco Estuary & Watershed Science (UC Davis) | April 5, 2014...
    Summary

    Sea level rise, large-scale flooding, and new conveyance arrangements for water exports may increase future water salinity for local agricultural production in California’s...

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  • Agricultural risks from changing snowmelt

    Agricultural risks from changing snowmelt

    Nature Climate Change | April 20, 2020...
    Summary

    Snowpack stores cold-season precipitation to meet warm-season water demand. Climate change threatens to disturb this balance by altering the fraction of precipitation falling...

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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...
    Summary

    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...
    Summary

    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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