A Research Guide to California Water Law

Loyola Law School | February 21st, 2017

Summary

California water law is a complex subject. It is governed by both state and federal law, and is part property law and part environmental law. This topic has important his

Achieving State Goals for the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta

Legislative Analyst's Office | January 15th, 2015

Summary

The Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta (Delta) is a biodiverse ecosystem that covers about 1,150 square miles and supports over 700 species of fish and wildlife. The Delta is a

An Introduction to the San Francisco Estuary

The Bay Institute | April 8th, 2012

Summary

San Francisco Bay enters most of our lives as an obstacle to pass over as quickly as traffic-choked bridges allow. Although this beats earlier attitudes—when we saw the

California Water Myths

Public Policy Institute of California | November 25th, 2009

Summary

California faces enormous challenges in establishing a sustainable path for water resource management. One challenge is the rhetoric surrounding major water issues in the

California Water Plan 2013: Central Coast Hydrologic Region Report

California Department of Water Resources (DWR) | October 30th, 2014

Summary

The Central Coast Hydrologic Region is the most groundwater-dependent hydrologic region in California, with approximately 80 percent of agricultural, municipal, and domes

California Water Plan 2013: Colorado River Hydrologic Region Report

California Department of Water Resources (DWR) | October 30th, 2014

Summary

Despite the subtropical desert climate, reliable water supplies for the Colorado River Hydrologic Region have made it possible to establish, maintain, and even expand the

California Water Plan 2013: Highlights

California Department of Water Resources (DWR) | October 30th, 2014

Summary

California Water Plan Update 2013 (Update 2013) is a resource and tool to guide investment priorities and legislative action and ensure resilient and sustainable water re

California Water Plan 2013: Mountain Counties Regional Report

California Department of Water Resources (DWR) | October 30th, 2014

Summary

As the State works to solve the water crisis in California, the potential for redirected impacts in the Mountain Counties Area is acute. It is critical that the State rec

California Water Plan 2013: North Coast Hydrologic Region Report

California Department of Water Resources (DWR) | October 30th, 2016

Summary

The North Coast Hydrologic Region is a unique setting with an extreme diversity of land use and climate. Land use includes aquaculture and larger urban areas near the coa

California Water Plan 2013: North Lahontan Hydrologic Region

California Department of Water Resources (DWR) | October 30th, 2016

Summary

The North Lahontan Hydrologic Region (North Lahontan region) includes part of the western edge of the Great Basin, a large landlocked area that covers most of Nevada and

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