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

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

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

    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)...

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  • Agricultural Land Stewardship (Resource Management Strategy)

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    Agricultural Land Stewardship (Resource Management Strategy)

    Department of Water Resources | July 29, 2016...
    Summary

    This resource management strategy focuses primarily on private land in agriculture including cultivated land and rangeland. Agricultural land in California comprises about 31.6...

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

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

    San Francisco Estuary and Watershed Science | April 5, 2014...
    Summary

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

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  • Agricultural Water Conservation and Efficiency Potential in California

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    Agricultural Water Conservation and Efficiency Potential in California

    Pacific Institute | June 10, 2014...
    Summary

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

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  • Agricultural Water Use Efficiency (Resource Management Strategy)

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    Agricultural Water Use Efficiency (Resource Management Strategy)

    Department of Water Resources | July 29, 2016...
    Summary

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

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  • Applying the connectivity approach: Water and food supply projects in California that connect, link, and engage

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    Applying the connectivity approach: Water and food supply projects in California that connect, link, and engage

    California Roundtable on Water and Food Supply | April 11, 2014...
    Summary

    In delving into the connectivity concept and approach, members of the California Roundtable on Water and Food Supply (CRWFS) felt that it was...

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  • Better late than never: a synthesis of strategic land retirement and restoration in California

    Better late than never: a synthesis of strategic land retirement and restoration in California

    Ecosphere | August 10, 2018...
    Summary

    Strategic retirement and restoration of agricultural lands is a critical conservation opportunity globally. The objective of this synthesis was to examine whether ecological habitat...

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  • California Agricultural Production and Irrigated Water Use

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    California Agricultural Production and Irrigated Water Use

    Congressional Research Service | June 30, 2015...
    Summary

    California ranks as the leading agricultural state in the United States in terms of farm-level sales.  In 2012, California’s farm-level sales totaled nearly...

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