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Adaptive Management for Ecosystem Restoration: Analysis and Issues for Congress$0.00
Adaptive Management for Ecosystem Restoration: Analysis and Issues for CongressCongressional Research Service | March 4, 2011...Summary
Adaptive management is the process of incorporating new scientific and programmatic information into the implementation of a project or plan to ensure that...
Cal-EPA: An Umbrella for the Environment$0.00
Cal-EPA: An Umbrella for the EnvironmentLittle Hoover Commission | June 1, 1991...Summary
Cal-EPA was created to consolidate environmental programs and concentrate on vigorous enforcement of environmental regulations. The report discusses risk assessment activities, uniform permit...
CalFed: Still Imperiled, Still Important$0.00
CalFed: Still Imperiled, Still ImportantLittle Hoover Commission | November 17, 2005...Summary
The Little Hoover Commission on Thursday recommended overhauling how state and federal agencies are managing the massive, multibillion-dollar effort to restore the Bay-Delta...
Central Valley Project Municipal and Industrial Water Shortage Policy Guidelines and Procedures$0.00
Central Valley Project Municipal and Industrial Water Shortage Policy Guidelines and ProceduresBureau of Reclamation | February 2, 2017...Summary
The Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) prepared the Central Valley Project (CVP) Municipal and Industrial (M&I) Water Shortage Policy (WSP) Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)...
Clearer Structure, Cleaner Water: Improving Performance and Outcomes at the State Water Boards$0.00
Clearer Structure, Cleaner Water: Improving Performance and Outcomes at the State Water BoardsLittle Hoover Commission | January 1, 2009...Summary
The Little Hoover Commission on Thursday urged the governor and the Legislature to reform the State Water Resources Control Board and nine Regional...
Desalination and Membrane Technologies: Federal Research and Adoption Issues$0.00
Desalination and Membrane Technologies: Federal Research and Adoption IssuesCongressional Research Service | January 2, 2015...Summary
In the United States, desalination and membrane technologies are used to augment municipal water supply, produce high-quality industrial water supplies, and reclaim contaminated...
Federal Land Management Agencies: Background on Land and Resources Management$0.00
Federal Land Management Agencies: Background on Land and Resources ManagementCongressional 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...
Final Regulatory Flexibility Analysis for the Final Rule Defining “Harm” in the Definition of “Take” in the ESA$0.00
Final Regulatory Flexibility Analysis for the Final Rule Defining “Harm” in the Definition of “Take” in the ESANational Marine Fisheries Service | October 1, 1999...Summary
The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is issuing a final rule defining the term "harm" contained in the definition of "take" under the...
Fishes, Hydrology, and Ecology of the Klamath River Basin$0.00
Fishes, Hydrology, and Ecology of the Klamath River BasinNational Academies Press | February 11, 2008...Summary
The Klamath River basin in southern Oregon and northern California is the focus of a prominent conflict over competing uses for water in...
Flood-Risk Reduction and Resilience: Federal Assistance and Programs$0.00
Flood-Risk Reduction and Resilience: Federal Assistance and ProgramsCongressional Research Service | November 15, 2017...Summary
Recent flood disasters have raised congressional and public interest in not only reducing flood risks, but also improving flood resilience, which is the...
Improving the Federal Response to Western Drought: Five Areas for Reform$0.00
Improving the Federal Response to Western Drought: Five Areas for ReformPublic Policy Institute of California | January 26, 2016...Summary
The federal government is deeply involved in western water. It is the largest landowner, major supplier of irrigation, principal supporter of the farm...
Indian Reserved Water Rights Under the Winters Doctrine: An Overview$0.00
Indian Reserved Water Rights Under the Winters Doctrine: An OverviewCongressional Research Service | June 8, 2011...Summary
Although the federal government has authority to regulate water, it typically defers to the states to allocate water resources within the state. The...
Indian Water Rights Settlements$0.00
Indian Water Rights SettlementsCongressional Research Service | March 27, 2017...Summary
In the second half of the 19th century, the federal government pursued a policy of confining Indian tribes to reservations. These reservations were...
Indian Water Rights Settlements$0.00
Indian Water Rights SettlementsCongressional Research Service | November 27, 2017...Summary
This report provides an overview of Indian water rights settlements. It analyzes issues surrounding water rights settlements and the negotiation process, as well...
Invasive Species: Major Laws and the Role of Selected Federal Agencies$0.00
Invasive Species: Major Laws and the Role of Selected Federal AgenciesCongressional Research Service | January 17, 2017...Summary
In the United States, numerous federal and interagency efforts share responsibilities regarding invasive species. Among the federal agencies involved are the Departments of...
Klamath Basin Settlement Agreements$0.00
Klamath Basin Settlement AgreementsCongressional Research Service | October 21, 2015...Summary
The Klamath River Basin on the California-Oregon border is a focal point for local and national discussions on water allocation and species protection....
Klamath River Basin Issues: An Overview of Water Use Conflicts$0.00
Klamath River Basin Issues: An Overview of Water Use ConflictsCongressional Research Service | June 13, 2002...Summary
Severe drought in 2001 affected the Klamath River Basin, an area on the California-Oregon border, exacerbating competition for scarce water resources and generating...
Natural Resources Policy: Management, Institutions, and Issues$0.00
Natural Resources Policy: Management, Institutions, and IssuesCongressional Research Service | January 17, 2007...Summary
Natural resources management remains a significant issue for the federal government. Growing demands on the nation’s resources and interest in their protection and...
Overview of Management and Restoration Activities in the Salton Sea$0.00
Overview of Management and Restoration Activities in the Salton SeaCongressional Research Service | November 24, 2013...Summary
Efforts to restore the Salton Sea ecosystem have been discussed and initiated through state and federal actions. Several studies by state and federal...
Pacific Salmon and Steelhead Trout: Managing Under the Endangered Species Act$0.00
Pacific Salmon and Steelhead Trout: Managing Under the Endangered Species ActCongressional Research Service | November 30, 2012...Summary
Along the Pacific Coast, 28 distinct population segments of Pacific salmon and steelhead trout are listed as either endangered or threatened under the...