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DWR, Great Job on WAFR! Now Add R2G.  Plus Free Download

DWR, Great Job on WAFR! Now Add R2G. Plus Free Download

Before getting into the “meat” of this post, I want to alert the reader to the Rainfall to Groundwater Executive Summary report now available for free download. California Department of Water Resources (DWR) deserves major complements on their final Water Available...
Think Outside the Basin

Think Outside the Basin

This is a longish post, but then I’m trying to encapsulate at least several millennia of human prehistory and history in California.  The point is to characterize factors that cumulatively degraded detention storage functions in the nonnative annual rangelands...

How Watersheds Relate to Groundwater

Excerpt from 1908 statement by H. A. Jastro, President of the American National Live Stock Association: Residing in Kern county, in the State of California, where the entire flowage of the Kern river is applied to agricultural lands on what is known as the Kern River...
Expand existing reservoir capacity non-structurally

Expand existing reservoir capacity non-structurally

As some water agencies scramble to shore up their funding proposals for water storage, it seems timely to point out opportunities to expand existing reservoir capacities non-structurally, especially where watersheds encompassing reservoirs are dominated by nonnative...
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