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  • A Bayesian approach to infer nitrogen loading rates from crop and land-use types surrounding private wells in the Central Valley, California

    A Bayesian approach to infer nitrogen loading rates from crop and land-use types surrounding private wells in the Central Valley, California

    European Geosciences Union | May 7, 2018...
    Summary

    This study is focused on nitrogen loading from a wide variety of crop and land-use types in the Central Valley, California, USA, an intensively farmed...

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

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

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

    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...

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  • A global spatial analysis reveals where marine aquaculture can benefit nature and people

    A global spatial analysis reveals where marine aquaculture can benefit nature and people

    PloS ONE | October 9, 2019...
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    Aquaculture of bivalve shellfish and seaweed represents a global opportunity to simultaneously advance coastal ecosystem recovery and provide substantive benefits to humanity. To identify marine...

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  • A Measure of Snow: Case Studies of the Snow Survey and Water Supply Forecasting Program

    A Measure of Snow: Case Studies of the Snow Survey and Water Supply Forecasting Program

    U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Natural Resources Conservation Service | September 1, 2010...
    Summary

    Snow depth and snow water content data have been collected and disseminated throughout the W estern United States for over 100 years. Early...

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  • A Technical Advisor’s Manual Managing Agricultural Irrigation Drainage Water: A guide for developing Integrated On-Farm Drainage Management Systems

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    A Technical Advisor’s Manual Managing Agricultural Irrigation Drainage Water: A guide for developing Integrated On-Farm Drainage Management Systems

    California State Water Resources Control Board | September 29, 2005...
    Summary

    This manual is part of a two-part educational and outreach program to educate landowners and technical advisors about the advantages, disadvantages, costs, environmental...

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  • Addressing Nitrate in California’s Drinking Water Technical Report 1: Project and Technical Report Outline

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  • Addressing Nitrate in California’s Drinking Water Technical Report 2: Nitrogen Sources and Loading to Groundwater

    Addressing Nitrate in California’s Drinking Water Technical Report 2: Nitrogen Sources and Loading to Groundwater

    University of California, Davis (UC Davis) | July 2, 2012...
    Summary

    Nitrate loading to groundwater in the Tulare Lake Basin and Salinas Valley is widespread and chronic, and is overwhelmingly the result of crop and...

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  • Addressing Nitrate in California’s Drinking Water Technical Report 3: Nitrogen Source Reduction to Protect Groundwater Quality

    Addressing Nitrate in California’s Drinking Water Technical Report 3: Nitrogen Source Reduction to Protect Groundwater Quality

    University of California, Davis (UC Davis) | July 2, 2012...
    Summary

    Although reduction of anthropogenic loading of nitrate to groundwater aquifers will not reduce contamination in the short term (due to long travel times), reduction...

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  • Addressing Nitrate in California’s Drinking Water Technical Report 4: Groundwater Nitrate Occurrence

    Addressing Nitrate in California’s Drinking Water Technical Report 4: Groundwater Nitrate Occurrence

    University of California, Davis (UC Davis) | July 2, 2012...
    Summary

    This report reviews the hydrogeology and groundwater quality in the Tulare Lake Basin (TLB) and Salinas Valley (SV). We also assembled groundwater quality data...

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  • Addressing Nitrate in California’s Drinking Water Technical Report 5

    Addressing Nitrate in California’s Drinking Water Technical Report 5

    University of California, Davis (UC Davis) | July 31, 2012...
    Summary

    This report explores methods and costs of remediation of groundwater nitrate contamination in the Tulare Lake Basin and Salinas Valley. Groundwater cleanup, or remediation,...

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