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  • A Perspective on the Drought in California

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    A Perspective on the Drought in California

    Legislative Analyst's Office | November 21, 1991...
    Summary

    Despite heavy rains in March 1991, California continues to face a serious near-term water problem resulting from five years of drought. In fact,...

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  • Agricultural Irrigation in This Drought: Where is the Water and Where Is It Going?

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    Agricultural Irrigation in This Drought: Where is the Water and Where Is It Going?

    University of California Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics | May 14, 2015...
    Summary

    In the midst of its fourth year of drought, California now faces an estimated reduction in surface-water availability of 8.8 million acre-feet (maf)...

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  • Approaches to Planning Water Resources

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    Approaches to Planning Water Resources

    University of California at Davis (UC Davis) | July 15, 2008...
    Summary

    This paper attempts to summarize and organize various technical  approaches often seen or discussed for water resources planning. The basic approach to rational...

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  • Artes: An Integrated Model of Water Supply in L.A. County

    Artes: An Integrated Model of Water Supply in L.A. County

    UCLA: Sustainable LA Grand Challenge | May 1, 2017...
    Summary

    Los Angeles faces a future with less imported water. Infrastructure and institutions will have to adapt. Understanding emerging policy and investment needs requires analysis...

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  • California Law at the Intersection of Water Use and Land Planning: A Report for the California Office of Planning and Research

    California Law at the Intersection of Water Use and Land Planning: A Report for the California Office of Planning and Research

    University of California, Hastings College of the Law | May 13, 2015...
    Summary

    There are no laws in California that require coordination between land planners and water regulators. A local planning commission may approve a new...

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  • California Water Plan 2013: Sacramento River Hydrologic Region Report

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    California Water Plan 2013: Sacramento River Hydrologic Region Report

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

    The Sacramento River Hydrologic Region (see Figure SR-1 includes the entire California drainage area of the Sacramento River (the state’s largest river) and...

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  • California’s Agricultural and Urban Water Supply Reliability and the Sacramento–San Joaquin Delta

    California’s Agricultural and Urban Water Supply Reliability and the Sacramento–San Joaquin Delta

    San Francisco Estuary and Watershed Science | October 13, 2016...
    Summary

    Much of the water supplied in California for agriculture and cities is taken directly from the Sacramento–San Joaquin Delta (Delta) or indirectly from...

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  • California’s Water: The Colorado River

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    California’s Water: The Colorado River

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

    The Colorado River—a major water source for Southern California’s cities and farms—is shared among seven states and Mexico. Water use now outstrips supply....

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  • California’s Water: Water for Farms

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    California’s Water: Water for Farms

    Public Policy Institute of California | October 1, 2016...
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    California is the nation’s largest farm state and a global market leader. Farms have steadily improved productivity per unit of water used, but...

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  • Central Valley Project: Water Supply and Yield Study

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    Central Valley Project: Water Supply and Yield Study

    Bureau of Reclamation | March 12, 2008...
    Summary

    Hydrologic conditions in California vary greatly from year to year, season to  season, and place to place.  Wet years bring the threat of...

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