Sea Level Variations of the United States 1854–2006

The United States National Water Level Network (NWLON) was established in the 19th Century to ensure the Nation’s nautical charts, shoreline maps, and elevations relative to homes, levees, and other coastal infrastructure were accurately referenced to sea level. In support of this mission, NOAA’s Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services and its predecessors have determined sea level for … Continue reading “Sea Level Variations of the United States 1854–2006”

Memo: Issues Related to Overlap between Pre-1914 and Riparian Water Right Claims in the Delta

To: Michael Patrick George, Delta Watermaster From: Micah Green, Water Rights Analyst Re: Issues Related to Overlap between Pre-1914 and Riparian Water Right Claims in the Delta Date: December 15, 2017 Pursuant to your request, I have researched an issue raised in the course of my review of responses to the Division of Water Rights’ … Continue reading “Memo: Issues Related to Overlap between Pre-1914 and Riparian Water Right Claims in the Delta”

The Economics of Ending Delta Water Exports Versus the Peripheral Canal: Checking the Data of the PPIC

This economic analysis was written by Dr. Jeffrey Michael with the University of the Pacific Eberhardt School of Business. He writes, “The issue of a peripheral canal has returned to the center of the debate about the future of the Delta. The case for building a peripheral canal has recently received a major boost from … Continue reading “The Economics of Ending Delta Water Exports Versus the Peripheral Canal: Checking the Data of the PPIC”

Municipal Deliveries of Colorado River Basin Water: New Report Examines 100 Cities and Agencies

The Pacific Institute’s Municipal Deliveries of Colorado River Basin Water documents population and water delivery information and trends for 100 cities and agencies that deliver water from the Colorado River basin. Since 1990, the number of people in the United States and Mexico who use Colorado River basin water has increased by more than 10 … Continue reading “Municipal Deliveries of Colorado River Basin Water: New Report Examines 100 Cities and Agencies”

CalFed: Still Imperiled, Still Important

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 estuary. The Commission’s review affirmed the importance of the CALFED Bay-Delta program and the need to fundamentally change how the multi-agency effort is governed. The Commission recommended dissolving the Bay-Delta Authority, which … Continue reading “CalFed: Still Imperiled, Still Important”