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  • California Water Plan 2013: Central Coast Hydrologic Region Report

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    California Water Plan 2013: Central Coast Hydrologic Region Report

    Department of Water Resources | October 30, 2014...
    Summary

    The Central Coast Hydrologic Region is the most groundwater-dependent hydrologic region in California, with approximately 80 percent of agricultural, municipal, and domestic water...

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  • California Water Plan 2013: Colorado River Hydrologic Region Report

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    California Water Plan 2013: Colorado River Hydrologic Region Report

    Department of Water Resources | October 30, 2014...
    Summary

    Despite the subtropical desert climate, reliable water supplies for the Colorado River Hydrologic Region have made it possible to establish, maintain, and even...

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  • California Water Plan 2013: Mountain Counties Regional Report

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    California Water Plan 2013: Mountain Counties Regional Report

    Department of Water Resources | 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 Water Plan 2013: North Coast Hydrologic Region Report

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    California Water Plan 2013: North Coast Hydrologic Region Report

    Department of Water Resources | October 30, 2016...
    Summary

    The North Coast Hydrologic Region is a unique setting with an extreme diversity of land use and climate. Land use includes aquaculture and...

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  • California Water Plan 2013: North Lahontan Hydrologic Region

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    California Water Plan 2013: North Lahontan Hydrologic Region

    Department of Water Resources | October 30, 2016...
    Summary

    The North Lahontan Hydrologic Region (North Lahontan region) includes part of the western edge of the Great Basin, a large landlocked area that...

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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

    Department of Water Resources | 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 Water Plan 2013: Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Regional Report

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    California Water Plan 2013: Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Regional Report

    Department of Water Resources | October 30, 2014...
    Summary

    Some areas of the state with common water issues or interests cross the boundaries from one hydrologic region to another. To acknowledge this,...

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  • California Water Plan 2013: San Francisco Bay Hydrologic Region Report

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    California Water Plan 2013: San Francisco Bay Hydrologic Region Report

    Department of Water Resources | October 30, 2014...
    Summary

    The San Francisco Bay Hydrologic Region (Bay Region) has many significant water management challenges — sustaining water supply, water quality, and the ecosystems...

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  • California Water Plan 2013: San Joaquin River Hydrologic Region Report

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    California Water Plan 2013: San Joaquin River Hydrologic Region Report

    Department of Water Resources | October 30, 2014...
    Summary

    The San Joaquin River Hydrologic Region remains one of the largest agricultural regions in California with irrigated acreage increasing slightly from 2005 to...

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  • California Water Plan 2013: South Coast Hydrologic Region Report

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    California Water Plan 2013: South Coast Hydrologic Region Report

    Department of Water Resources | October 30, 2014...
    Summary

    The South Coast Hydrologic Region is the most urbanized and populous region in the state and very dependent on supplemental water supplies. The...

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  • California Water Plan 2013: South Lahontan Hydrologic Region Report

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    California Water Plan 2013: South Lahontan Hydrologic Region Report

    Department of Water Resources | October 30, 2014...
    Summary

    Several of California’s well-known natural resources are located in the South Lahontan Hydrologic Region. They include Mono Lake, Death Valley, the Owens Valley,...

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  • California Water Plan 2013: Tulare Lake Hydrologic Region Report

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    California Water Plan 2013: Tulare Lake Hydrologic Region Report

    Department of Water Resources | October 30, 2014...
    Summary

    While the Tulare Lake Hydrologic Region (Tulare Lake region) remains the largest agricultural region in California with irrigated acreage declining only slightly from...

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  • Economies of Scale and Scope in River Basin Management

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    Economies of Scale and Scope in River Basin Management

    Pacific Institute | November 15, 2004...
    Summary

    New approaches to water planning, like Integrated Water Resources Management, are growing in popularity, but have often gotten bogged down, or even been...

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  • Ecosystem Restoration (Resource Management Strategy)

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    Ecosystem Restoration (Resource Management Strategy)

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

    Ecosystem restoration improves the condition of California’s modified natural landscapes and biological communities to provide for their sustainability and for their use and...

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  • Environmental Health Risks from Abandoned Mines in the Sierra Nevada

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    Environmental Health Risks from Abandoned Mines in the Sierra Nevada

    The Sierra Fund | June 9, 2014...
    Summary

    The widespread pollution from Gold Rush mining activities, including mercury, arsenic and lead, constitutes the oldest and longest neglected environmental justice problem in...

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  • Handbook for Developing Watershed Plans to Restore and Protect Our Waters

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    Handbook for Developing Watershed Plans to Restore and Protect Our Waters

    US Environmental Protection Agency | March 20, 2008...
    Summary

    This handbook provides information on developing and implementing watershed management plans that help to restore and protect water quality. A watershed is the...

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  • Incorporating Wetlands into Watershed Planning

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    Incorporating Wetlands into Watershed Planning

    US Environmental Protection Agency | February 26, 2013...
    Summary

    The purpose of this Supplement is to encourage the inclusion of proactive wetland management into watershed plans because wetlands play an integral role...

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  • Native American use of fire (and its effects on water)

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    Native American use of fire (and its effects on water)

    | January 30, 2014...
    Summary

    Native Americans have a long history of traditional fire use on Mother Earth. Fire use promoted their desired ecological state of the environment....

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  • Opportunities to protect drinking water sources and advance watershed goals through the Clean Water Act

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    Opportunities to protect drinking water sources and advance watershed goals through the Clean Water Act

    Environmental Protection Agency | November 10, 2014...
    Summary

    We live in times of both declining public agency resources and increasing complexity of environmental and public health problems, like the increasing occurrence,...

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  • Sediment Management (Resource Management Strategy)

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    Sediment Management (Resource Management Strategy)

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

    Sediment in California is a valuable resource when it is properly managed, which results in multiple water benefits, environmental health, economic stability, and...

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