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California"s ground water. by California. Dept. of Water Resources.

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Published by State of California, Resources Agency, Dept. of Water Resources in [Sacramento] .
Written in English


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Edition Notes

SeriesBulletin - State of California, Department of Water Resources -- no. 118, Bulletin (California. Dept. of Water Resources) -- no. 118.
ContributionsRobie, Ronald B.
LC ClassificationsGB1025.C2 C14 1975
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 135 p. :
Number of Pages135
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22954192M
LC Control Number76620792

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Dept. of Water Resources: California'S Ground Water: Facsimile: Originally published by Sacramento: State of California, Resources Agency, Dept. of Water Resources in Bibliography: p. Book will be printed in black and white, with grayscale images. Book will be 6 inches wide by 9 inches tall and soft cover : California. Dept. of Water Resources. California. Department of Water Resources. California's ground water. [Sacramento]: State of California, Resources Agency, Dept. of Water Resources, (OCoLC) Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: California. Department of Water Resources. Groundwater-California\'s hidden resource -- 2. Groundwater management in California -- 3. Groundwater management planning and implementation -- 4. Recent actions related to groundwater management -- 5. The roles of state and federal agencies in California groundwater management -- 6. Basic groundwater concepts -- 7. Gleick, of the Pacific Institute, said, “California groundwater was a classic tragedy of the commons.” Now, “the smart farmers are going to get jump on how to manage their water resources under a sustainable set of rules.” This article was originally published by The Bill Lane Center .

  In , for the first time in its history, California passed a law regulating the use of groundwater – the resource on which 85% of its population .   California’s new Sustainable Groundwater Management Act, which went into effect last year, eventually will require farmers to report their groundwater use, but not until around the year or later. And even then, the new law requires water officials to keep farmers’ groundwater use secret, shielding gluttonous users from public scrutiny. 8. The California Department of Water Resources has created an interactive map that shows geospatially referenced groundwater levels, groundwater table elevation, and subsidence in California. The map includes: Groundwater depth below ground surface; Groundwater elevation; Groundwater change in elevation from year to year. The California Groundwater Association (CGA) is a non-profit organization representing all segments of the groundwater industry in California. Our members include water well drilling and pump contractors, hydrogeologists, engineers, hydrologists, manufacturers and suppliers, government employees and others working in the groundwater field.

Approximately 75% of the irrigated land in California and 17% of the Nation's irrigated land is in the Central Valley Using fewer than 1% of U.S. farmland, the Central Valley supplies 8% of U.S. agricultural output (by value) and produces 1/4 of the Nation's food, including 40% of the Nation's fruits, nuts, and other table foods. Agriculture is the practice and science of cultivating soil for growing crops to provide food, fiber, and other commodities and products for people to purchase and consume. Thanks to a unique geography and a dry climate that provides an almost year-round growing season, California is the nation’s leading farm state and one of the world’s largest producers of food and fiber.   Groundwater helped make Kern County the king of California agricultural production, with a $7 billion annual array of crops that help feed the nation. That success has come at a price, however. Decades of unchecked groundwater pumping in the county and elsewhere across the state have left some aquifers severely depleted. California Groundwater Management Paperback – January 1, by Groundwater Resources Association of California (Author) See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Price New from Used from Paperback, January 1, "Please retry" $ $ $Author: Groundwater Resources Association of California.