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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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  • Economic Sustainability Plan for the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta

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    Economic Sustainability Plan for the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta

    Delta Protection Commission | July 19, 2012...
    Summary

    The Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta is a unique place of economic, environmental, historic, and cultural significance. The land and water resources of the...

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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

    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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  • Forest Management (Resource Management Strategy)

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    Forest Management (Resource Management Strategy)

    Department of Water Resources | 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

    Department of Water Resources | 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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  • Implementing California Flood Legislation into Local Land Use Planning: A Handbook for Local Communities

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    Implementing California Flood Legislation into Local Land Use Planning: A Handbook for Local Communities

    Department of Water Resources | October 1, 2010...
    Summary

    The potential for flooding is a significant risk for many localities in California. Flood events can cause substantial economic, social, and environmental damage....

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  • Inhabiting the Delta: A Landscape Approach to Transformative Socio-Ecological Restoration

    Inhabiting the Delta: A Landscape Approach to Transformative Socio-Ecological Restoration

    San Francisco Estuary and Watershed Science | September 19, 2017...
    Summary

    Current legislation and plans for the Sacramento–San Joaquin Delta (Delta) call for large-scale restoration of aquatic and terrestrial habitats, which will require significant...

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  • Integrating Water and Land Management: A Suburban Case Study and Locally Adaptable Tool

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    Integrating Water and Land Management: A Suburban Case Study and Locally Adaptable Tool

    Department of Water Resources | October 15, 2013...
    Summary

    Managing the impacts of development on water resources is an urgent challenge in California. To support more efficient growth with fewer environmental impacts,...

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  • Land Use and Resource Management Plan for the Primary Zone of the Delta

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    Land Use and Resource Management Plan for the Primary Zone of the Delta

    Delta Protection Commission | February 25, 2010...
    Summary

    The Delta Protection Act of 1992 (Act) established the Delta Protection Commission, a State entity to plan for and guide the conservation and...

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  • Land Use Planning and Management (Resource Management Strategy)

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    Land Use Planning and Management (Resource Management Strategy)

    Department of Water Resources | July 29, 2016...
    Summary

    Land use planning and management cuts across many resource management strategies (see Box 1). More efficient and effective land use is linked to...

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  • Land Use, Pollutants, and Water Quality in California Streams

    Land Use, Pollutants, and Water Quality in California Streams

    California State Water Resources Control Board | April 12, 2012...
    Summary

    A number of spatial patterns were evident in this survey of watersheds from throughout California. Stream sediment concentrations of heavy metals, such as...

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  • San Francisco Bay Plan

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    San Francisco Bay Plan

    San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission | May 1, 2012...
    Summary

    The San Francisco Bay is an irreplaceable gift of nature that man can either abuse and ultimately destroy-or improve and protect for future...

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  • Statewide Perspective on Chemicals of Concern and Connections Between Stream Water Quality and Land Use

    Statewide Perspective on Chemicals of Concern and Connections Between Stream Water Quality and Land Use

    California State Water Resources Control Board | February 1, 2012...
    Summary

    The California Surface Waters Ambient Monitoring Program (SWAMP) is tasked with assessing water quality in all of California’s surface waters. The program conducts...

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  • Strategies for Managing the Effects of Urban Development on Streams

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    Strategies for Managing the Effects of Urban Development on Streams

    USGS | November 8, 2012...
    Summary

    This report serves as a companion report associated with the NAWQA effects of urban development on stream ecosystems Circular 1373, and illustrates management...

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  • Sustainable Development and Environmental Justice

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    Sustainable Development and Environmental Justice

    Department of Water Resources | September 7, 2004...
    Summary

    This chapter addresses the incorporation of environmental justice into the general plan. While environmental justice is not a mandatory topic in the general...

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  • Sustainable Development and Environmental Justice

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    Sustainable Development and Environmental Justice

    Department of Water Resources | September 7, 2004...
    Summary

    This chapter addresses the incorporation of environmental justice into the general plan.  While environmental justice is not a mandatory topic in the general...

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  • The Ahwahnee Water Principles

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    The Ahwahnee Water Principles

    Local Government Commission | July 1, 2006...
    Summary

    In 2004,the Local Government Commission set out to identify effective,least-cost economically and politically viable options for sustainable water resources management at the local...

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  • Urban Growth in California: Projecting Growth (2000–2050) Under Six Alternative Policy Scenarios and Assessing Impacts to Future Dispersal Corridors, Fire Threats, and Climate?Sensitive Agriculture

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    Urban Growth in California: Projecting Growth (2000–2050) Under Six Alternative Policy Scenarios and Assessing Impacts to Future Dispersal Corridors, Fire Threats, and Climate?Sensitive Agriculture

    California Energy Commission | July 31, 2012...
    Summary

    This paper documents the development of land use models that represent different urban growth policy scenarios for California, a contribution to the Public...

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