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  • 2015 Urban Water Management Plan

    2015 Urban Water Management Plan

    Metropolitan Water District of Southern California | June 1, 2016...
    Summary

    Metropolitan’s 2015 Urban Water Management Plan (UWMP) has been prepared in compliance with Water Code Section 10608.36 of SB X7-7, which was enacted...

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  • 2016 Annual Report of Hydrogeologic Conditions, Water Requirements, Supplies and Disposition Santa Maria Valley Management Area

    2016 Annual Report of Hydrogeologic Conditions, Water Requirements, Supplies and Disposition Santa Maria Valley Management Area

    City of Santa Maria | April 13, 2017...
    Summary

    This annual report of conditions in the Santa Maria Valley Management Area, for calendar year 2016, has been prepared to meet the reporting conditions...

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  • 2017 Potable Reuse Compendium

    2017 Potable Reuse Compendium

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency | January 11, 2018...
    Summary

    Appropriate and necessary treatment and reuse of wastewater to augment existing water resources is a rapidly expanding approach for both non-potable and potable...

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  • A Measure of Snow: A Report Based on Case Studies of The Snow Survey and Water Supply Forecasting Program

    A Measure of Snow: A Report Based on Case Studies of The Snow Survey and Water Supply Forecasting Program

    U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service | November 1, 2008...
    Summary

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

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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 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 Water Resources Data-Network Evaluation for Monterey County, California, Phase 3: Northern Salinas River Drainage Basin

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    A Water Resources Data-Network Evaluation for Monterey County, California, Phase 3: Northern Salinas River Drainage Basin

    U.S. Geological Survey, Monterey County Flood Control and Water Conservation District | December 15, 1990...
    Summary

    This report presents an evaluation of water resources data collection networks in the northern Salinas River drainage basin, Monterey County, California. The evaluation,...

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  • Adapting to Change: Utility Systems and Declining Flows

    Adapting to Change: Utility Systems and Declining Flows

    California Water Urban Agencies | November 1, 2017...
    Summary

    During the recent historic drought, Californians responded to the call for emergency statewide water use reductions, which the state has recognized as a...

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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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  • 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’s Water: The Colorado River

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    California’s Water: The Colorado River

    Public Policy Institute of California | October 1, 2016...
    Summary

    The Colorado River—a major water source for Southern California’s cities and farms—is shared among seven states and Mexico. Water use now outstrips supply....

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  • California’s Water: Water for Cities

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    California’s Water: Water for Cities

    Public Policy Institute of California | October 1, 2016...
    Summary

    California’s urban water suppliers are adapting to an increasing population and a growing economy by diversifying supplies and reducing demand. Ongoing challenges described...

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  • California’s Water: Water for Farms

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    California’s Water: Water for Farms

    Public Policy Institute of California | October 1, 2016...
    Summary

    California is the nation’s largest farm state and a global market leader. Farms have steadily improved productivity per unit of water used, but...

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  • Can Los Osos Valley Groundwater Basin Provide a Sustainable Water Supply?

    Can Los Osos Valley Groundwater Basin Provide a Sustainable Water Supply?

    The Watershed Institute, California State University Monterey Bay | September 16, 2010...
    Summary

    The aquifers underlying the community of Los Osos in California are impaired by nitrate pollution from septic systems (shallow aquifers) and saltwater intrusion...

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  • Central Valley Project (CVP) Water Transfer Program Fact Sheet

    Central Valley Project (CVP) Water Transfer Program Fact Sheet

    U.S. Bureau of Reclamation | February 1, 2015...
    Summary

    Water transfers and exchanges are an integral part of CVP water operations, particularly in drought years, as long as transfers can occur consistent...

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  • Clean Water, Clean Beaches Water Quality Funding Measure*

    Clean Water, Clean Beaches Water Quality Funding Measure*

    Los Angeles County Department of Public Works, Los Angeles County Flood Control District | September 21, 2012...
    Summary

    The Problem: Stormwater and runoff rushes down the street, picking up trash and toxic pollutants. On a rainy day, over 10 billion gallons...

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  • Distribution of Landfalling Atmospheric Rivers on the U.S. West Coast During Water Year 2018 Through April

    Distribution of Landfalling Atmospheric Rivers on the U.S. West Coast During Water Year 2018 Through April

    Center for Western Weather and Water Extremes, Scripps Institution of Oceanography at U.C. San Diego | March 1, 2018...
    Summary

    Forty-four atmospheric rivers (ARs) made landfall on the West Coast during the 2018 water year through April compared to 68 the year before,...

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  • Dry groundwater wells in the western United States

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    Dry groundwater wells in the western United States

    Environmental Research Letters | July 28, 2017...
    Summary

    Declining groundwater levels are common in parts of the western US, but their impact on the ability of wells to pump groundwater is...

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  • Effects of Groundwater Pumping on Agricultural Drains in the Tule Lake Subbasin, Oregon and California

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    Effects of Groundwater Pumping on Agricultural Drains in the Tule Lake Subbasin, Oregon and California

    U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation | July 24, 2015...
    Summary

    Since 2001, irrigators in the upper Klamath Basin have increasingly turned to groundwater to compensate for reductions in surface-water allocation caused by shifts...

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  • Estimates of Natural and Unimpaired Flows for the Central Valley of California: Water Years 1922-2014 (draft)

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    Estimates of Natural and Unimpaired Flows for the Central Valley of California: Water Years 1922-2014 (draft)

    California Department of Water Resources (DWR) | March 1, 2016...
    Summary

    Estimating regional water supplies that would have occurred absent human activities is a common practice in water resources planning. In this report, such...

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  • Funding Water in Times of Financial Uncertainty: The Case for a Public Goods Charge in California

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    Funding Water in Times of Financial Uncertainty: The Case for a Public Goods Charge in California

    Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment and the Bill Lane Center for the American West | January 15, 2015...
    Summary

    Funding for water-related public purpose projects has become increasingly scarce in California. Utilities are facing new challenges that require additional capital while the...

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