Alternative management paradigms for the future of the Colorado and Green Rivers

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) | January 28th, 2021


The Colorado River is among the most extensively managed river systems in the world. The river’s headwaters are within the Rocky Mountains in the United States. From t

Assumptions and Estimates for California Water Plan Update 2023 (Draft)

California Department of Water Resources (DWR) | October 14th, 2022


The draft Assumptions and Estimates for California Water Plan Update 2023 (draft A&E Report) describes key assumptions and estimates, data and data sources; improvements

Bringing Water and Land Use Together

The Local Government Commission | April 11th, 2019


In 2005, the California Legislature passed new laws that enable communities to join together to adopt Integrated Regional Water Management (IRWM) policies and practices.

California Water Resilience Portfolio

State of California (California) | July 28th, 2020


California's Future

Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) | January 18th, 2018


Water management in California has always been challenging. The state’s variable climate is marked by long droughts and severe floods, with stark regional differences i

Chinatown: Owens Valley and Western Water Reallocation—Getting the Record Straight and What It Means for Water Markets

Texas Law Review | June 1st, 2005


In this Article I examine the notorious Owens Valley water transfer to Los Angeles. Not only was it one of the largest private water exchanges in U.S. history, but it rem

Clean Water, Clean Beaches Water Quality Funding Measure*

Los Angeles County Department of Public Works, Los Angeles County Flood Control District | September 21st, 2012


The Problem: Stormwater and runoff rushes down the street, picking up trash and toxic pollutants. On a rainy day, over 10 billion gallons of contaminated stormw

Climate Change and Integrated Regional Water Management in California: A Preliminary Assessment of Regional Approaches

California Department of Water Resources (DWR) | June 6th, 2012


This report examines the initial steps that IRWM regions are taking in response to new requirements to address climate change vulnerabilities and consider greenhouse gas

Climate Warming and Water Management Adaptation for California

Climactic Change, Springer | June 10th, 2010


The ability of California’s water supply system to adapt to long-term climatic and demographic changes is examined. Two climate warming and a historical climate

Development of a Groundwater-Simulation Model in the Los Angeles Coastal Plain, Los Angeles County, California

U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) | September 28th, 2021


The Los Angeles Coastal Plain (LACP) covers about 580 square miles and is the largest coastal plain of semiarid southern California. The LACP is heavily developed with mo

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