Background and Recent History of Water Transfers in California

California Department of Water Resources (DWR) | July 1st, 2015


The purpose of this paper is to provide a basic understanding of water transfers in California with an emphasis on transfers that move water through the Sacramento-

California Water Reallocation: Where'd You Get That?

Natural Resources Journal (University of New Mexico) | March 8th, 2017


When thirsty, Californians often avoid going to the market for more water. Instead, they might borrow some from their rich neighbors, they might sue them or more commonly

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

Texas Law Review (SSRN) | 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

Colorado River Basin Environmental Transfers Scorecard

Stanford University | March 16th, 2017


The Colorado River and its tributaries support more than 35 million people and irrigate more than four million acres of farmland. At the same time, the river supports 30

Counties Wresting Control: Local Responses to California's Statewide Water Market

University of Denver Water Law Review (UDWLR) | January 1st, 2003


Economic Efficiency of Water Use and Allocation in California: A Scoping-Level Analysis

Delta Vision Blue Ribbon Task Force (Delta Vision) | July 1st, 2008


This report identifies key issues related to the economic efficiency of water development, allocation and use in California and discusses general policy changes that migh

Estuary News, April 1997

San Francisco Estuary Partnership (SFEP) | April 15th, 1997


Estuary News, December 1993

San Francisco Estuary Partnership (SFEP) | December 15th, 1993


Estuary News, June 2000

San Francisco Estuary Partnership (SFEP) | June 15th, 2000


Estuary News, October 1994

San Francisco Estuary Partnership (SFEP) | October 15th, 1994


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