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  • A Technical Advisor’s Manual Managing Agricultural Irrigation Drainage Water: A guide for developing Integrated On-Farm Drainage Management Systems

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    A Technical Advisor’s Manual Managing Agricultural Irrigation Drainage Water: A guide for developing Integrated On-Farm Drainage Management Systems

    State Water Resources Control Board | September 29, 2005...
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    This manual is part of a two-part educational and outreach program to educate landowners and technical advisors about the advantages, disadvantages, costs, environmental...

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  • 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 | July 31, 2012...
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    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 Land Stewardship (Resource Management Strategy)

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    Agricultural Land Stewardship (Resource Management Strategy)

    Department of Water Resources | July 29, 2016...
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    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 and Watershed Science | April 5, 2014...
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    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 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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  • Applying the connectivity approach: Water and food supply projects in California that connect, link, and engage

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    Applying the connectivity approach: Water and food supply projects in California that connect, link, and engage

    California Roundtable on Water and Food Supply | April 11, 2014...
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    In delving into the connectivity concept and approach, members of the California Roundtable on Water and Food Supply (CRWFS) felt that it was...

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  • Better late than never: a synthesis of strategic land retirement and restoration in California

    Better late than never: a synthesis of strategic land retirement and restoration in California

    Ecosphere | August 10, 2018...
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    Strategic retirement and restoration of agricultural lands is a critical conservation opportunity globally. The objective of this synthesis was to examine whether ecological habitat...

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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 Agricultural and Urban Water Supply Reliability and the Sacramento–San Joaquin Delta

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    California’s Agricultural and Urban Water Supply Reliability and the Sacramento–San Joaquin Delta

    San Francisco Estuary and Watershed Science | October 1, 2016...
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    This paper reviews issues about Delta water supplies, operations, regulations, and reliability; the economic value of supply; costs of unreliability in quantity and...

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  • California’s San Joaquin Valley: A Region in Transition

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    California’s San Joaquin Valley: A Region in Transition

    Congressional Research Service | December 12, 2005...
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    CRS was requested to undertake a study of the San Joaquin Valley (SJV) and a comparison with another U.S. region. The eight-county San...

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  • California’s Severe Drought Has Only Marginal Impacts on Food Prices

    California’s Severe Drought Has Only Marginal Impacts on Food Prices

    University of California Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics | May 14, 2015...
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    The extreme drought that has gripped California over the past several years is causing onerous adjustments in the natural and human environments. Agriculture,...

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  • California’s Water: Water for Farms

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    California’s Water: Water for Farms

    Public Policy Institute of California | October 1, 2016...
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    California is the nation’s largest farm state and a global market leader. Farms have steadily improved productivity per unit of water used, but...

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  • Climate Change and the Agricultural Sector in the San Francisco Bay Area: Changes in Viticulture and Rangeland Forage Production Due to Altered Temperature and Precipitation Patterns

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    Climate Change and the Agricultural Sector in the San Francisco Bay Area: Changes in Viticulture and Rangeland Forage Production Due to Altered Temperature and Precipitation Patterns

    California Energy Commission | July 31, 2012...
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    Climate change has the potential to alter the San Francisco Bay Area’s agricultural production, a $2 billion industry. Two of the top sectors,...

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  • Climate Change Consortium for Specialty Crops: Impacts and Strategies for Resilience

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    Climate Change Consortium for Specialty Crops: Impacts and Strategies for Resilience

    Department of Food and Agriculture | January 16, 2014...
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    The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) convened the Climate Change Consortium, a diverse group of individuals involved in California specialty crop...

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  • Delta Narratives: Managing the Garden: Agriculture, Reclamation, and Restoration in the Sacramento -San Joaquin Delta

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    Delta Narratives: Managing the Garden: Agriculture, Reclamation, and Restoration in the Sacramento -San Joaquin Delta

    Delta Protection Commission | August 5, 2015...
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    This paper examines land and water use in the Delta from before European contact in 1769 to the beginning of the twenty-first century....

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  • Delta Working Landscapes Program Final Report

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    Delta Working Landscapes Program Final Report

    Delta Protection Commission | October 14, 2013...
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    The Delta Working Landscapes Program (Program) is a group of projects which demonstrate how farmers can integrate habitat restoration into farming practices. The...

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  • Delta Working Landscapes: Public and Private Partnerships for Habitat

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    Delta Working Landscapes: Public and Private Partnerships for Habitat

    Delta Protection Commission | October 1, 2012...
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    The Delta Working Landscapes Program (Program) is a group of projects which demonstrate how farmers can integrate habitat restoration into farming practices. The...

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  • Drainage without a drain

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    Drainage without a drain

    The Bay Institute | January 1, 2003...
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    Agricultural drainage problems in California’s San Joaquin Valley have been a threat to the environment and to agriculture for at least the last...

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  • From crisis to connectivity: Renewed thinking about managing California’s water & food supply

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    From crisis to connectivity: Renewed thinking about managing California’s water & food supply

    California Roundtable on Water and Food Supply | April 14, 2014...
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    Modern water management has largely focused on the near-term objectives of a particular user group, be it agriculture, urban, or environment. Over time,...

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