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  • A Delta Transformed: Ecological Functions, Spatial Metrics, and Landscape Change in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta

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    A Delta Transformed: Ecological Functions, Spatial Metrics, and Landscape Change in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta

    San Francisco Estuary Institute | October 1, 2014...
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    In A Delta Transformed, completed in 2014, SFEI researchers used the spatial data generated in the Delta Historical Ecology Investigation, as well as...

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  • A Historical Perspective of the Interagency Ecological Program: Bridging Multi-Agency Studies into Ecological Understanding of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and Estuary for 40 Years

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    A Historical Perspective of the Interagency Ecological Program: Bridging Multi-Agency Studies into Ecological Understanding of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and Estuary for 40 Years

    Interagency Ecological Program | February 8, 2013...
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    The Interagency Ecological Program (IEP) has been in existence in some form for almost 50 years. As the San Francisco Estuary evolved due...

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  • Appropriative Water Rights in California: Background and Issues

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    Appropriative Water Rights in California: Background and Issues

    State Water Resources Control Board | May 1, 1977...
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    This paper is part of a series of background and issue papers prepared by the staff of the Governor's Commission to Review California...

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  • Bulletin 118: California’s Groundwater (1975)

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    Bulletin 118: California’s Groundwater (1975)

    Department of Water Resources | September 1, 1975...
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    Water has long been a key factor in California's social and economic development.  The water has come about equally from groundwater (water stored...

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  • Bulletin 118: California’s Groundwater (1980)

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    Bulletin 118: California’s Groundwater (1980)

    Department of Water Resources | January 1, 1980...
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    Ground water management is a major issue in California.  The Governor's Commission to Review California Water Rights Law, in its December 1978 report,...

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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...
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    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 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...
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    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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  • Delta Narratives: Saving the Historical and Cultural Heritage of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta

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    Delta Narratives: Saving the Historical and Cultural Heritage of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta

    Delta Protection Commission | August 1, 2015...
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    From August 2014 through July 2015, the Delta Narratives project, on contract to the Delta Protection Commission, addressed two questions. First, in what...

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  • Delta Narratives: Building Communities – Economics & Ethnicity

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    Delta Narratives: Building Communities – Economics & Ethnicity

    Delta Protection Commission | June 1, 2015...
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    The theme of this Delta Narrative is Building Communities: Economics and Ethnicity. The essay focuses on the primary zone of the Delta, comprising...

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  • Delta Narratives: Literature and Visual Arts of the Delta, 1849-1975

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    Delta Narratives: Literature and Visual Arts of the Delta, 1849-1975

    Delta Protection Commission | June 1, 2015...
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    Stories matter. Contemporary neuroscience fairly certainly supports our basic intuition that individual human beings construct their identities out of stories, and what is...

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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 Narratives: Stitching a River Culture: Trade, Communication and Transportation to 1960

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    Delta Narratives: Stitching a River Culture: Trade, Communication and Transportation to 1960

    Delta Protection Commission | June 1, 2015...
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    “Stitching a River Culture” explores three themes in the history of the California Delta: trade, communication, and transportation. Heretofore these three subjects have...

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  • Dry Year Program (1978)

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    Dry Year Program (1978)

    State Water Resources Control Board | January 1, 1978...
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    The importance of water was emphasized to all Californians during the 1975-76 water year. A high pressure system persisted off the West Coast...

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  • From the Sierra to the Sea: The Ecological History of the San Francisco Bay-Delta Watershed

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    From the Sierra to the Sea: The Ecological History of the San Francisco Bay-Delta Watershed

    The Bay Institute | January 1, 1998...
    Summary

    A vast watershed connects the mountain streams surrounding California’s Central Valley with San Francisco Bay and the ocean beyond. Over the course of...

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  • Governor’s Commission to Review California Water Rights Law: Final Report

    Governor’s Commission to Review California Water Rights Law: Final Report

    State Water Resources Control Board | December 22, 1978...
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    The Final Report of the Governor's Commission to Review Water Rights Law, dated 12/22/1978.  The report contains the Commission's analysis of existing California...

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  • Groundwater Basins in California

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    Groundwater Basins in California

    Department of Water Resources | November 1, 1952...
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    Section 229 of the Water Code directs that the California Department of Public Works, acting by and through the State Engineer, shall "investigate...

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  • History of the Central Valley Project

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    History of the Central Valley Project

    Bureau of Reclamation | August 23, 2010...
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    A history of the construction of the Central Valley Project. Throughout his political life, Thomas Jefferson contended the United States was an agriculturally...

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  • History of the Delta Division, Central Valley Project

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    History of the Delta Division, Central Valley Project

    U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) | October 1, 1994...
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    The Delta Division of the Central Valley Project (CVP) acts as the hub around which the CVP revolves. The Delta Division contains the...

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  • History of Water Project Conveyance in the Delta

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    History of Water Project Conveyance in the Delta

    California Natural Resources Agency | January 6, 2016...
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    A fact sheet on the history of conveyance in  the Delta; includes a timeline from the 1950s to present.  Prepared by the Department...

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