A Comparative Study for Estimating Crop Evapotranspiration in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta

University of California, Davis (UC Davis) | April 23rd, 2018


Consumptive water use by crops, often referred to as evapotranspiration (ET), is frequently the largest component of an agricultural region’s water balance. This study

Adaptation Strategies for Agricultural Sustainability in Yolo County, California

California Energy Commission (CEC) | July 31st, 2012


This place-based case study in an agricultural county in California’s Central Valley focused on the period of 2010–2050, and dealt with biophysical and socioeconomic

Agricultural Damages and Losses from ARkStorm Scenario Flooding in California

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) | November 17th, 2016


Scientists designed the ARkStorm scenario to challenge the preparedness of California communities for widespread flooding with a historical precedence and increased l

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

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


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) out of 29 maf in agri

Agricultural Land Stewardship (Resource Management Strategy)

California Department of Water Resources (DWR) | July 29th, 2016


This resource management strategy focuses primarily on private land in agriculture including cultivated land and rangeland. Agricultural land in California comprises abou

Agricultural Losses from Salinity in California’s Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta

San Francisco Estuary & Watershed Science (UC Davis) | April 5th, 2014


Sea level rise, large-scale flooding, and new conveyance arrangements for water exports may increase future water salinity for local agricultural production in California

Agricultural risks from changing snowmelt

Nature Climate Change | April 20th, 2020


Snowpack stores cold-season precipitation to meet warm-season water demand. Climate change threatens to disturb this balance by altering the fraction of precipita

Agricultural Water Conservation and Efficiency Potential in California

Pacific Institute | June 10th, 2014


Agriculture uses about 80 percent of California’s developed water supply. As such a large user, it is heavily impacted by the availability and reliability of California

Agricultural Water Use Efficiency (Resource Management Strategy)

Department of Water Resources | July 29th, 2016


The agricultural water use efficiency strategy describes the use and application of scientific processes to control agricultural water delivery and use to achieve a benef

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