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  • A Legal Guide to the Public’s Rights to Access and Use of California’s Navigable Waters

    A Legal Guide to the Public’s Rights to Access and Use of California’s Navigable Waters

    California State Lands Commission | November 20, 2017...
    Summary

    In California, members of the public have rights to access and use navigable waters for many beneficial uses, including, but not limited to navigation, fishing, and recreation. These public rights are expressed in federal law, California’s Act of...

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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...
    Summary

    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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  • Before the Well Runs Dry: Improving the Linkage Between Groundwater and Land Use Planning

    Before the Well Runs Dry: Improving the Linkage Between Groundwater and Land Use Planning

    Water in the West, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment, The Bill Lane Center for the American West | April 17, 2014...
    Summary

    There is no comprehensive regulation of groundwater use in the state of California,* and the right to withdraw groundwater is based on surface...

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  • California Essential Habitat Connectivity Project: A Strategy for Conserving a Connected California

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    California Essential Habitat Connectivity Project: A Strategy for Conserving a Connected California

    California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) | March 2, 2010...
    Summary

    The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and California Department of Fish and Game (CDFG) commissioned the California Essential Habitat Connectivity Project because a...

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  • Effects of Urban Development on Stream Ecosystems in Nine Metropolitan Study Areas Across the United States

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    Effects of Urban Development on Stream Ecosystems in Nine Metropolitan Study Areas Across the United States

    U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) | November 13, 2012...
    Summary

    Urban development is an important agent of environmental change in the United States. The urban footprint on the American landscape has expanded during...

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  • Federal Land Management Agencies: Background on Land and Resources Management

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    Federal Land Management Agencies: Background on Land and Resources Management

    Congressional Research Service | February 9, 2009...
    Summary

    The federal government owns about 650 million acres (29%) of the 2.27 billion acres of land in the United States. Four agencies administer...

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  • FLOOD- MAR Using Flood Water for Managed Aquifer Recharge to Support Sustainable Water Resources

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    FLOOD- MAR Using Flood Water for Managed Aquifer Recharge to Support Sustainable Water Resources

    California Department of Water Resources (DWR) | June 26, 2018...
    Summary

    The effects of climate change are necessitating wholesale changes in how water is managed in California.  With less water storage from snowpack, California...

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  • Forest Management (Resource Management Strategy)

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    Forest Management (Resource Management Strategy)

    California Department of Water Resources (DWR) | July 29, 2016...
    Summary

    Forest lands in California, the majority of which are in the middle to high elevation foothills and mountains, produce a diverse array of...

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  • Guidebook for Implementation of SB 610 and SB 221 to assist water suppliers, cities, and counties in integrating water and land use planning

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    Guidebook for Implementation of SB 610 and SB 221 to assist water suppliers, cities, and counties in integrating water and land use planning

    California Department of Water Resources (DWR) | October 10, 2003...
    Summary

    Senate Bills 610 (Chapter 643, Statutes of 2001) and Senate Bill 221 (Chapter 642, Statutes of 2001) amended state law, effective January 1,...

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  • Hydrologic Modeling of the Santa Clara River Watershed with the U.S. EPA Hydrologic Simulation Program – FORTRAN (HSPF)

    Hydrologic Modeling of the Santa Clara River Watershed with the U.S. EPA Hydrologic Simulation Program – FORTRAN (HSPF)

    Ventura County Watershed Protection District | January 24, 2009...
    Summary

    The purpose of the Santa Clara River (SCR) Watershed Feasibility Study as described in the PMP (October, 2003) is to determine the impact of...

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