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  • California Statewide Groundwater Elevation Monitoring (CASGEM) Status Report 2012

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    California Statewide Groundwater Elevation Monitoring (CASGEM) Status Report 2012

    California Department of Water Resources (DWR) | April 23, 2012...
    Summary

    Senate Bill X7 6 (SBX7 6) (Chapter 1, Statutes 2009) added provisions for Groundwater Monitoring to Division 6 of the Water Code (Water...

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  • California’s most significant droughts: Comparing historical and recent conditions

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    California’s most significant droughts: Comparing historical and recent conditions

    California Department of Water Resources (DWR) | March 23, 2015...
    Summary

    The water years of 2012-14 stand as California’s driest three consecutive years in terms of statewide precipitation, and as of this writing in...

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  • California’s Groundwater Update 2013: A Compilation of Enhanced Content for California Water Plan Update 2013

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    California’s Groundwater Update 2013: A Compilation of Enhanced Content for California Water Plan Update 2013

    California Department of Water Resources (DWR) | April 1, 2015...
    Summary

    The primary goal of California’s Groundwater Update 2013: A Compilation of Enhanced Content for California Water Plan Update 2013 (California’s Groundwater Update 2013)...

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  • California’s Most Significant Droughts: Comparing Historical and Recent Conditions

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    California’s Most Significant Droughts: Comparing Historical and Recent Conditions

    California Department of Water Resources (DWR) | February 2, 2015...
    Summary

    This report was prepared in response to the dry conditions of 2012-14 (Figure 1.1) and particularly in response to the very dry hydrology...

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  • CalSim II Simulation of Historical SWP-CVP Operations Technical Memorandum Report

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    CalSim II Simulation of Historical SWP-CVP Operations Technical Memorandum Report

    California Department of Water Resources (DWR) | November 12, 2003...
    Summary

    CalSim is a generalized water resources planning tool developed jointly by the Department of Water Resources (DWR) and the US Bureau of Reclamation...

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  • Carriage Water

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    Carriage Water

    California Department of Water Resources (DWR) | September 26, 2001...
    Summary

    Carriage water is defined as marginal export costs, that is, the extra water needed to carry a unit of water across the Delta...

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  • Delta Region Integrated Flood Management: Key Considerations and Statewide Implications

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    Delta Region Integrated Flood Management: Key Considerations and Statewide Implications

    California Department of Water Resources (DWR) | September 1, 2012...
    Summary

    This Background / Reference Memorandum (BRM) presents highlights from flood-related technical, legislative and funding information regarding the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta (Delta), with emphasis...

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  • Economic Analysis Guidebook

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    Economic Analysis Guidebook

    California Department of Water Resources (DWR) | December 2, 2016...
    Summary

    Because of its considerable water management partnerships with the federal government, the Department of Water Resources (DWR) has a policy that all economic...

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  • Economic Analysis of Stage I of the California WaterFix Costs and Benefits to Urban and Agricultural Participants

    Economic Analysis of Stage I of the California WaterFix Costs and Benefits to Urban and Agricultural Participants

    The Brattle Group, Inc., California Department of Water Resources (DWR) | February 12, 2018...
    Summary

    The California WaterFix, considered initially as part of the Bay Delta Conservation Plan, is a foundational component of the state’s Water Action Plan....

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  • Estimates of Natural and Unimpaired Flows for the Central Valley of California: Water Years 1922-2014 (draft)

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    Estimates of Natural and Unimpaired Flows for the Central Valley of California: Water Years 1922-2014 (draft)

    California Department of Water Resources (DWR) | March 1, 2016...
    Summary

    Estimating regional water supplies that would have occurred absent human activities is a common practice in water resources planning. In this report, such...

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  • Factors Affecting the Composition and Salinity of Exports from the South Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta

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    Factors Affecting the Composition and Salinity of Exports from the South Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta

    California Department of Water Resources (DWR) | February 24, 2004...
    Summary

    The goal of this report is to identify factors affecting the composition and salinity of exports from the south Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.  Composition...

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  • Fish-Habitat Relationships Along the Estuarine Gradient of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, California: Implications for Habitat Restoration

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    Fish-Habitat Relationships Along the Estuarine Gradient of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, California: Implications for Habitat Restoration

    Estuaries and Coasts, Springer U.S. | June 6, 2018...
    Summary

    Estuaries are highly variable environments where fish are subjected to a diverse suite of habitat features (e.g., water quality gradients, physical structure) that...

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  • Geohydrology and Numerical Model Analysis of Ground-Water Flow in the Goose Lake Basin, Oregon and California

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    Geohydrology and Numerical Model Analysis of Ground-Water Flow in the Goose Lake Basin, Oregon and California

    U.S. Geological Survey, Oregon Water Resources Department | December 15, 1988...
    Summary

    From the early 1970s until 1981, ground-water development in the Goose Lake basin underwent rapid growth. The number of new wells constructed and...

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  • Ground-Water Resources of Honey Lake Valley, Lassen County, California, and Washoe County, Nevada

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    Ground-Water Resources of Honey Lake Valley, Lassen County, California, and Washoe County, Nevada

    U.S. Geological Survey, California Department of Water Resources, Nevada Division of Water Resources | December 15, 1990...
    Summary

    Honey Lake Valley is a 2,200-square-mile, northwest-trending, topographically closed basin about 35 miles northwest of Reno, Nevada. Unconsolidated basin-fill deposits on the valley...

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  • Guidance Document for Groundwater Sustainability Plan Stakeholder Communicaton and Engagement, June 2017 (Draft)

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    Guidance Document for Groundwater Sustainability Plan Stakeholder Communicaton and Engagement, June 2017 (Draft)

    California Department of Water Resources (DWR) | June 1, 2017...
    Summary

    The objectve of this guidance document is to provide Groundwater Sustainability Agencies (GSAs) information to aid with stakeholder communication and engagement for Groundwater...

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  • Guidance Document for the Sustainable Management of Groundwater Engagement with Tribal Governments June 2017 (Draft)

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    Guidance Document for the Sustainable Management of Groundwater Engagement with Tribal Governments June 2017 (Draft)

    California Department of Water Resources (DWR) | June 1, 2017...
    Summary

    The objective of this guidance document is to convey information, as provided by California’s Tribal governments, by which local agencies can engage Tribal...

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  • Guidance for Climate Change Data Use During Groundwater Sustainability Plan Development

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    Guidance for Climate Change Data Use During Groundwater Sustainability Plan Development

    California Department of Water Resources (DWR) | April 12, 2018...
    Summary

    This Guidance Document was developed to help Groundwater Sustainability Agencies (GSAs) incorporate California Department of Water Resources (DWR)-provided climate change and related data...

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  • Handbook for Assessing Value of State Flood Management Investments

    Handbook for Assessing Value of State Flood Management Investments

    California Department of Water Resources (DWR) | June 1, 2014...
    Summary

    Millions of people and over half a trillion dollars in assets are exposed to flood risk in California (DWR 2013a). This remains the...

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  • Independent Forensic Team Report: Oroville Dam Spillway Incident

    Independent Forensic Team Report: Oroville Dam Spillway Incident

    California Department of Water Resources | January 5, 2018...
    Summary

    The Oroville Dam spillway incident was caused by a long-term systemic failure of the California Department of Water Resources (DWR), regulatory, and general...

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  • Old and Middle River Flow Review: USGS Gauge Readings versus Index Calculations for 2011 through 2017

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    Old and Middle River Flow Review: USGS Gauge Readings versus Index Calculations for 2011 through 2017

    Department of Water Resources | November 17, 2017...
    Summary

    This report will demonstrate the strong flow correlation between the United States Geological Survey gages at the Old and Middle Rivers (USGS OMR),...

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