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  • A Delta Renewed: A Guide to Science-Based Ecological Restoration in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta

    A Delta Renewed: A Guide to Science-Based Ecological Restoration in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta

    San Francisco Estuary Institute (SFEI) | November 1, 2016...
    Summary

    A Delta Renewed and the larger Delta Landscapes project are part of an ongoing effort to address these critically important challenges. They provide guidance...

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  • A freshwater conservation blueprint for California: prioritizing watersheds for freshwater biodiversity

    A freshwater conservation blueprint for California: prioritizing watersheds for freshwater biodiversity

    Freshwater Science, University of Chicago Press Journals | April 18, 2018...
    Summary

    Conservation scientists have adapted conservation planning principles designed for protection of habi- tats ranging from terrestrial to freshwater ecosystems. We applied current approaches...

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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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  • Adaptability and adaptations of California’s water supply system to dry climate warming

    Adaptability and adaptations of California’s water supply system to dry climate warming

    Climactic Change, Springer | November 27, 2007...
    Summary

    Economically optimal operational changes and adaptations for California’s water supply system are examined for a dry form of climate warming (GFDL CM2.1 A2)...

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  • Addressing California’s Uncertain Water Future by Coordinating Long-Term Land Use and Water Planning: Is a Water Element in the General Plan the Next Step

    Addressing California’s Uncertain Water Future by Coordinating Long-Term Land Use and Water Planning: Is a Water Element in the General Plan the Next Step

    Ecology Law Quarterly | January 15, 2004...
    Summary

    More people, less water: this is the widely anticipated future of the state of California. As the state's population grows to 46 million...

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  • Agricultural Land Stewardship (Resource Management Strategy)

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    Agricultural Land Stewardship (Resource Management Strategy)

    California Department of Water Resources (DWR) | 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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  • Annotated Bibliography for Sycamore Alluvial Woodland Habitat Mapping and Regeneration Studies Project

    Annotated Bibliography for Sycamore Alluvial Woodland Habitat Mapping and Regeneration Studies Project

    San Francisco Estuary Institute (SFEI) | February 27, 2017...
    Summary

    The California sycamore (Platanus racemosa) is a riparian tree native to California and northern Baja California. California sycamore is the dominant species in...

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  • Bayesian nitrate source apportionment to individual groundwater wells in the Central Valley by use of elemental and isotopic tracers

    Bayesian nitrate source apportionment to individual groundwater wells in the Central Valley by use of elemental and isotopic tracers

    American Geophysical Union (AGU) | July 31, 2016...
    Summary

    Groundwater quality is a concern in alluvial aquifers that underlie agricultural areas, such as in the San Joaquin Valley of California. Shallow domestic wells...

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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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  • Benefit Accounting of Nature-Based Solutions for Watersheds Landscape Assessment

    Benefit Accounting of Nature-Based Solutions for Watersheds Landscape Assessment

    United Nations | August 3, 2020...
    Summary

    This landscape assessment is the outcome of Phase 1 of a tri-phased project and was designed to inform the path forward for engaging the...

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