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  • California Water Plan 2013: Mountain Counties Regional Report

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    California Water Plan 2013: Mountain Counties Regional Report

    California Department of Water Resources (DWR) | October 30, 2014...
    Summary

    As the State works to solve the water crisis in California, the potential for redirected impacts in the Mountain Counties Area is acute....

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  • California’s Water: Protecting Headwaters

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    California’s Water: Protecting Headwaters

    Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) | October 1, 2016...
    Summary

    Mountainous regions provide most of the state’s water supply. But major problems loom— from a growing risk of wildfires to a shrinking snowpack....

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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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  • Forests and Water in the Sierra Nevada: Sierra Nevada Watershed Ecosystem Enhancement Project

    Forests and Water in the Sierra Nevada: Sierra Nevada Watershed Ecosystem Enhancement Project

    University of California, Merced (UC Merced) | November 21, 2011...
    Summary

    In this white paper on the Sierra Nevada Watershed Ecosystem Enhancement Project (SWEEP), we make the case that upstream management of Sierra Nevada...

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  • Geology of the Northern Sacramento Valley, California

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    Geology of the Northern Sacramento Valley, California

    California Department of Water Resources (DWR) | September 22, 2014...
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    This study describes the complex geology of the northern Sacramento Valley, focusing on the Late Cenozoic geologic formations and structures that compose or...

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  • Hydrologic Modeling Goals and Objectives for Yolo County

    Hydrologic Modeling Goals and Objectives for Yolo County

    Water Resources Association of Yolo County, California Department of Water Resources (DWR) | May 16, 2002...
    Summary

    The Water Resources Association of Yolo County (WRA) has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the California Department of Water Resources (DWR)...

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  • Improving the Health of California’s Headwater Forests

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    Improving the Health of California’s Headwater Forests

    Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) | September 18, 2017...
    Summary

    California’s headwater forests are not thriving under current management practices, and changes are needed to make them more resilient to periodic drought and...

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  • Instream Flow Studies for the Protection of Public Trust Resources: A Prioritized Schedule and Estimate of Costs

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    Instream Flow Studies for the Protection of Public Trust Resources: A Prioritized Schedule and Estimate of Costs

    California State Water Resources Control Board | February 18, 2011...
    Summary

    Chapter 5 of the 2009-10 Seventh Extraordinary Session (SB X7 1, Simitian) directs the State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) to...

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  • Mokelumne watershed avoided cost analysis: Why Sierra fuel treatments make economic sense

    Mokelumne watershed avoided cost analysis: Why Sierra fuel treatments make economic sense

    Sierra Nevada Conservancy, Nature Conservancy, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service | April 10, 2014...
    Summary

    High-severity wildfires in forests of California’s Sierra Nevada pose a serious threat to people and nature. Although proactive forest management can reduce the...

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  • Rapid vegetation redistribution in Southern California during the early 2000s drought

    Rapid vegetation redistribution in Southern California during the early 2000s drought

    American Geophysical Union (AGU) | August 31, 2012...
    Summary

    Climate change in semi-arid, midlatitude mountain environments is expected to shift the spatial patterns of temperature, water availability, and vegetation upslope. Vegetation growing near its...

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