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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

    California State Water Resources Control Board | September 29, 2005...
    Summary

    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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  • Changes in Evapotranspiration of Agricultural Crops in Kern County during the 2014-2015 Drought Years

    Changes in Evapotranspiration of Agricultural Crops in Kern County during the 2014-2015 Drought Years

    University of California, Davis (UC Davis) | September 5, 2017...
    Summary

    The 2012-2015 drought in California has major impacts for agricultural water users in Kern County. Farmers shifted crop planting patterns and irrigation scheduling...

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  • Estimation of residential outdoor water use in Los Angeles, California

    Estimation of residential outdoor water use in Los Angeles, California

    Landscape and Urban Planing, Elsevier | July 1, 2014...
    Summary

    The current study analyzes existing methods for estimating outdoor use and landscape irrigation in highly developed residential areas across Los Angeles. Outdoor use...

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  • Evapotranspiration of urban landscapes in Los Angeles, California at the municipal scale

    Evapotranspiration of urban landscapes in Los Angeles, California at the municipal scale

    American Geophysical Union (AGU) | May 24, 2017...
    Summary

    Evapotranspiration (ET), an essential process in biosphere-atmosphere interactions, is highly uncertain in cities that maintain cultivated and irrigated landscapes. We estimated ET of irrigated...

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  • Groundwater depletion and sustainability of irrigation in the US High Plains and Central Valley

    Groundwater depletion and sustainability of irrigation in the US High Plains and Central Valley

    National Academy of Sciences | June 12, 2012...
    Summary

    Aquifer overexploitation could significantly impact crop production in the United States because 60% of irrigation relies on groundwater. Groundwater depletion in the irrigated...

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  • Irrigation in U.S. Agriculture: On-Farm Technologies and Best Management Practices

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    Irrigation in U.S. Agriculture: On-Farm Technologies and Best Management Practices

    Congressional Research Service | October 17, 2016...
    Summary

    Recent threats to water availability as a result of moderate to exceptional drought in several states have raised questions about agricultural water use...

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  • Managing Agricultural Irrigation Drainage Water: A guide for developing Integrated On-Farm Drainage Management systems

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    Managing Agricultural Irrigation Drainage Water: A guide for developing Integrated On-Farm Drainage Management systems

    California State Water Resources Control Board | May 6, 2004...
    Summary

    Chronic problems of salt, selenium, boron and other naturally occurring elements in surface and groundwater supplies plague agricultural regions throughout the Westside of...

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  • On-farm flood capture could reduce groundwater overdraft in Kings River Basin

    On-farm flood capture could reduce groundwater overdraft in Kings River Basin

    California Agriculture | November 16, 2016...
    Summary

    Chronic groundwater overdraft threatens agricultural sustainability in California’s Central Valley. Diverting flood flows onto farmland for groundwater recharge offers an opportunity to help address...

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  • Patterns and controlling factors of residential water use in Los Angeles, California

    Patterns and controlling factors of residential water use in Los Angeles, California

    International Water Association (IWA) Publishing | May 19, 2014...
    Summary

    The current study evaluates residential water use patterns and driving factors across Los Angeles, California. Ten years of monthly residential water data were...

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  • Salinity Effects on Agricultural Irrigation‐related Uses

    Salinity Effects on Agricultural Irrigation‐related Uses

    Central Valley Salinity Alternatives for Long-Term Sustainability (CV-SALTS) | December 1, 2016...
    Summary

    Purpose: Summarize current state of knowledge regarding the effects of elevated EC (TDS) concentrations on crop yields with specific attention to seasonal tolerances. Additional...

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