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2003 - California Bulletin 118 - Update Mar 2019

2003 - California Bulletin 118 - Update

Miscellaneous Documents and Reports

This is an update of the California Bulletin 118. The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) recognized the need for collection, summary, and evaluation of groundwater data as tools in planning optimal use of the groundwater resource. Bulletin 118 presents the results of groundwater basin evaluations in California. The Bulletin 118 series was preceded by Water Quality Investigations Report No. 3, Ground Water Basins in California (referred to in this bulletin as Report No. 3), published in 1952 by the Department of Public Works, Division of Water Resources (the predecessor of DWR). The purpose of Report No. 3 was to ...


2004 - Salinas Valley Groundwater Basin, Forebay Aquifer Subbasin, California Groundwater Bulletin 118 - Update Mar 2019

2004 - Salinas Valley Groundwater Basin, Forebay Aquifer Subbasin, California Groundwater Bulletin 118 - Update

Miscellaneous Documents and Reports

An update of the California Groundwater Bulletin 118 as it relates to the Salinas Valley Groundwater Basin and the Forebay Aquifer Sub-Basin


1995 - Monterey County Water Conservation Alternatives - An Analysis Feb 2019

1995 - Monterey County Water Conservation Alternatives - An Analysis

Monterey County Water Resources Agency Engineering Reports

The major goal of this study ,prepared by Agland Investment Services, Inc. on behalf of the Monterey County Water Resources Agency, was to estimate the direct and regional economic impacts of different policies aimed at encouraging agricultural water conservation in the Salinas Valley. The study also looked at combinations of conservation measures which could provide a least cost conservation contribution to the seawater intrusion problem. Agland concluded that policymakers should consider adopting a least cost approach when they considered the mix of infrastructure projects and urban and rural conservation measures.


1886 - Physical Data And Statistics Of California Jan 2019

1886 - Physical Data And Statistics Of California

Miscellaneous Documents and Reports

A reporting of water supply and related data collected in accordance with the law of 1878, creating the office of and defining the duties of the State Engineer, and upon which to base reports on the problems of irrigation and arterial drainage in California.


1885 - Royal Commission On Water Supply Irrigation In Western America, First Progress Report. A. Deakin Jan 2019

1885 - Royal Commission On Water Supply Irrigation In Western America, First Progress Report. A. Deakin

Related Research and Documents

A report prepared for the members of the Australian Royal Commission on Water Supply concerning irrigation in Western America as it related to water supply conditions in Australia, including a discussion of the historic irrigation practices on the North America continent, extent of irrigation in the West and various irrigation laws.


1883 - A Popular History Of California _ From The Earliest Period Of Its Discovery To The Present Time, Lucia Norman Jan 2019

1883 - A Popular History Of California _ From The Earliest Period Of Its Discovery To The Present Time, Lucia Norman

Miscellaneous Documents and Reports

Published originally in 1867, this second edition included events that transpired during the intervening years (1867-1883). Topics covered included, but not limited to, were a eescription of California, it’s discovery, the sufferings of Cortez and his Followers, Spaniards neglect of California, the commerce of Spain disrupted by Privateers, Viscaino’s second expedition, Father Salva-Tierra at San Dionysio, the insurrection of the Pericues, earliest settlements in Upper California, the Discovery of the Bay of San Francisco, establishment of missions, Mission Delores, the state of the converted Indians, Captain John A. Sutter, Stockton subjugation of California, California ceded to the United ...


1884 – Outline Of Matter And Advance Sheets On The Report On The Legislative, Administrative, Technical And Practical Problems Of Irrigation, William Ham. Hall Jan 2019

1884 – Outline Of Matter And Advance Sheets On The Report On The Legislative, Administrative, Technical And Practical Problems Of Irrigation, William Ham. Hall

Miscellaneous Documents and Reports

Prepared by William Ham. Hall, this publication was an exhibit transmitted to the California State Legislature concerning the extent and character of the Report on the Problems of Irrigation then in the course of preparation and publication by the State Engineer. While the first 32 pages of this book contain a Table of Contents or Outline of Matter for each chapter of the entire work, from which a fair idea could be formed of its scope, system of arrangement, and degree of completeness. The remaining 272 pages contain the text of about three-fifths of the First Book of the work ...


1901 - Soil Survey Of The Lower Salinas Valley California, Macy H. Lapham And W. H. Heileman Jan 2019

1901 - Soil Survey Of The Lower Salinas Valley California, Macy H. Lapham And W. H. Heileman

Miscellaneous Documents and Reports

Prepared by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Soils, this report addresses the conditions found in the Lower Salinas Valley of Monterey County, California in 1901, including the development of agriculture, climate, geology, soil types, cultivation, irrigation. groundwater, and alkali found in the soil.


1901 - Soil Survey Of The Lower Salinas Valley California, Macy H. Lapham And W. H. Heileman Jan 2019

1901 - Soil Survey Of The Lower Salinas Valley California, Macy H. Lapham And W. H. Heileman

Miscellaneous Monterey and San Luis Obispo County Documents and Reports

Prepared by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Soils, this report addresses the conditions found in the Lower Salinas Valley of Monterey County, California in 1901, including the development of agriculture, climate, geology, soil types, cultivation, irrigation. groundwater, and alkali found in the soil.


1901 - Irrigation In The United States - Testimony Of Elwood Mead Before U.S. Industrial Commission, June 11-12, 1901 Jan 2019

1901 - Irrigation In The United States - Testimony Of Elwood Mead Before U.S. Industrial Commission, June 11-12, 1901

Miscellaneous Federal Documents & Reports

Professor Elwood Mead, expert in charge of the Irrigation Investigations of the United States Department of Agriculture, appeared before the United States Industrial Commission on June 11 and 12, 1901, to testify on the subject of irrigation in the United States. His testimony presented a review of the irrigation situation in the United States, including not only the arid region of the West, but also the humid sections of the South and East, where in two States alone more land had been brought under irrigation during the past five years than in any single State in the arid region during ...


1920 - Irrigation Of Twelve Million Acres In The Valley Of California; Robert Bradford Marshall Jan 2019

1920 - Irrigation Of Twelve Million Acres In The Valley Of California; Robert Bradford Marshall

Miscellaneous Documents and Reports

By 1920, California's potential wealth in land reached into billions of dollars; 12,000,000 acres of available agricultural lands remained practically untouched. Marshall proposed a large plan that would make the Valley of California the world's greatest garden. The engineering plans for such a project must be comprehensive, for their execution must not only assure the complete reclamation of 12,000,000 acres of valley lands but must also effectively and forever control the river floods and insure safe and continuous river navigation throughout the year. The hydro-electric current generated along most of the streams would furnish ...


1938 - Quarterly Chapter Of State Mineralogist's Report Xxxiv, California Journal Of Mines And Geology Jan 2019

1938 - Quarterly Chapter Of State Mineralogist's Report Xxxiv, California Journal Of Mines And Geology

Miscellaneous Documents and Reports

Report of the development of mining resources and mining activities in each of the four field districts (Redding, Auburn, San Francisco and Los Angeles) were prepared by the District Engineer.


1920 - Third Biennial Report Of The State Water Commission Of California Jan 2019

1920 - Third Biennial Report Of The State Water Commission Of California

Miscellaneous Documents and Reports

The California State Water Commission was created to carry out the terms of the Water Commission Act passed by the Legislature in 1913, and approved under referendum December 19, 1914. This act provides for a definite record of water right titles and constitutes a code of water law governing the use of surface water and underground water :flowing through known and definite channels, based upon rights by appropriation. It is designed to serve three main purposes.

First-To provide a definite system for public supervision of the initiation of water rights acquired subsequent to the adoption of the act and a ...


1939 - A History Of The Water Resources Branch, Us Geological Survey, Volume I, From Predecessor Surveys To June 30, 1919 Jan 2019

1939 - A History Of The Water Resources Branch, Us Geological Survey, Volume I, From Predecessor Surveys To June 30, 1919

Miscellaneous Federal Documents & Reports

By 1938, the systematic studies of the water resources of the country and, therefore, the antecedents of the Water Resources Branch of the USGS were 50 years old. The history of the Water Resources Branch presents the struggle to reach into the unknown and, by the development of methods and instruments as well as the training of personnel to create a new art and a new science. This is Volume I of a six volume chronological summaries of the activities and achievements of the Water Resources Division of the U.S. Geological Survey.


1921 - Petroleum Resources Of California, Bulletin 89 Jan 2019

1921 - Petroleum Resources Of California, Bulletin 89

Miscellaneous Documents and Reports

By 1921, the increasing demand for petroleum and its products, and the inability of production to keep pace with requirements, for several years, resulted in widespread prospecting throughout the world for possible new oil fields. In California, "wild-cat" wells were being drilled in many localities, some of them in places where even a cursory inspection of the geology would tell the futility of looking for oil. This report aimed to furnish information as to the unfavorable as well as the favorable areas of development of additional petroleum resources in California. The purpose of the report was to briefly take stock ...


1923 - Flow In California Streams, Bulletin No. 5, Appendix A, Report To The Legislature Jan 2019

1923 - Flow In California Streams, Bulletin No. 5, Appendix A, Report To The Legislature

Miscellaneous Documents and Reports

The legislature of 1921 appropriated $200,000 for an investigation of California's water resources by the State Department of Public Works, Division of Engineering and Irrigation. Accordingly, an engineering investigation was completed and a report on California's water resources transmitted to the legislature on January 1, 1923. The report addresses the geology, precipitation and run-off in California.


1994 - Water Resources Data California - Pacific Slope Basinswater Year 1993, Vol. 2 Jan 2019

1994 - Water Resources Data California - Pacific Slope Basinswater Year 1993, Vol. 2

Miscellaneous Documents and Reports

Volume 2 of the annual hydrologic data report of California is one of a five volume series of annual reports that document hydrologic data gathered from the U.S. Geological Survey's surface- and ground-water data-collection networks in each State, Puerto Rico, and the Trust Territories. These records of streamflow, ground-water levels, and water quality provide the hydrologic information needed by Federal, State, and local agencies, and the private sector for developing and managing the Nation's land and water resources.

Water resources data for the 1993 water year for California consist of records of stage, discharge, and water quality ...


1939 - Bulletin 18-F, California Irrigation District Laws, Revised Jan 2019

1939 - Bulletin 18-F, California Irrigation District Laws, Revised

Miscellaneous Documents and Reports

Bulletin 18-F is the eleventh volume in this series of publications. It includes the text of the California Districts Securities Commission Act and the four district acts that have been most used in creating organizations for the development and distribution of water for irrigation.

Following each legislative session since 1919, the Division of Water Resources and its predecessors, the Department of Engineering, and the Division of Engineering and Irrigation, have compiled and issued revised editions of these laws to include the numerous amendments and additions that have been adopted to meet changing requirements found necessary under operating conditions.


1929 - California Irrigation Districts, Bulletin No. 21 Jan 2019

1929 - California Irrigation Districts, Bulletin No. 21

Miscellaneous Documents and Reports

The investigation is an enlargement of a study outlined February, 1926, by the late state engineer, Wilbur F. McClure, and cooperating agencies. Work on the project was suspended in 1927 but was resumed early in 1928 at the request of the California Economic Research Council, whose committee on irrigation economics prepared the schedule used in the field investigation.

An earlier report on this subject by the same author covered the situation up to 1915, and was published as Bulletin 2 of the State Department of Engineering. This report, together with Bulletin 2, presented the most complete information it had been ...


2010 - California Agricultural Vision - Strategies For Sustainability Jan 2019

2010 - California Agricultural Vision - Strategies For Sustainability

Miscellaneous Documents and Reports

California is a major contributor to the global food supply and to the national security of the United States. To keep pace with growing demand for food, as the world’s population continues to expand, California agriculture must remain profitable and competitive in a global market by efficiently using resources and controlling production costs. California faces unprecedented challenges to its sustainability in the form of pressures on its profitability and productivity related to water, regulations, labor, invasive species, urbanization and many other factors.


1993 - Lessons Learned From The California Drought (1987-1992) - National Study Of Water Management During Drought Jan 2019

1993 - Lessons Learned From The California Drought (1987-1992) - National Study Of Water Management During Drought

Miscellaneous Documents and Reports

The 1987-92 drought in California put the long-term strategy of drought protection as well as short-term drought response measures to a severe test. The report provides background information and data on California's economy and water resources, the existing water management system. , a chronology of major drought events and significant drought response actions during the droughts.

The report summarizes the contents of the interviews pertaining to four general aspects of the drought: (1) critical drought impacts, (2) communication and cooperation, (3) the role and responsibilities of the media, and (4) response to the drought of the general public and water ...


2000 - Preparing For California's Next Drought -- Changes Since 1987-92 Jan 2019

2000 - Preparing For California's Next Drought -- Changes Since 1987-92

Miscellaneous Documents and Reports

The purpose of this report is to review items that the California Department of Water Resources should consider in near-term drought planning, putting California’s conditions today into perspective with experiences gained in the 1987-92 drought. The report begins with an overview of California hydrology and water supply, then describes conditions encountered in the 1987-92 drought. Changed conditions since that drought are summarized, and their implications discussed. The report concludes with a list of actions that the Department could take to respond to future drought conditions.


1994 - Monterey County Water Resources Agency Ordinance 03790 Jan 2019

1994 - Monterey County Water Resources Agency Ordinance 03790

Miscellaneous Monterey and San Luis Obispo County Documents and Reports

This ordinance provides for the management of all groundwater wells within the Castroville Seawater Intrusion Project area, known as Zone 2B, following the completion and start-up of the Castroville Seawater Intrusion Project. It prohibited and otherwise restricted pumping from groundwater wells in Zone 2B, and it provided for the classification of the various wells, for the maintenance and limited operation of standby wells, and for the destruction of abandoned wells, contaminated wells, wells that allow cross-contamination of aquifers in intruded areas, and other wells. The ordinance established a procedure for the destruction of wells, a variance procedure, an appeals procedure ...


2003 - Geohydrologic Framework Of Recharge And Seawater Intrusion In The Pajaro Valley, Santa Cruz And Monterey Counties, California Jan 2019

2003 - Geohydrologic Framework Of Recharge And Seawater Intrusion In The Pajaro Valley, Santa Cruz And Monterey Counties, California

Miscellaneous Monterey and San Luis Obispo County Documents and Reports

The Pajaro Valley Water Management Agency (PVWMA) must deal with issues of both water supply and water quality. Managing water resources for agricultural and municipal users requires maintaining a reliable water supply to meet growing demands while preventing ground-water overdraft and the related degradation of water quality. Important regional water-quality concerns include increased nitrate concentrations and seawater intrusion. To protect the quantity and quality of the ground-water supplies, the PVWMA has implemented a plan to prevent further seawater intrusion. In order to evaluate how these activities can be conducted most effectively, it is necessary to improve the understanding of the ...


2013 - Discussion Draft - Groundwater Workplan Concept Paper Jan 2019

2013 - Discussion Draft - Groundwater Workplan Concept Paper

Miscellaneous Documents and Reports

California work plan that aligns groundwater protection efforts, the ongoing actions of other entities with groundwater management responsibilities, and potential actions that the Water Boards. Effective groundwater management is necessary to ensure groundwater quality and quantity is maintained at sustainable levels that support beneficial uses of water over the long-term.


2014 - Public Update For Drought Response, Groundwater Basins, With Potential Water Shortages And Gaps In Monitoring Jan 2019

2014 - Public Update For Drought Response, Groundwater Basins, With Potential Water Shortages And Gaps In Monitoring

Miscellaneous Documents and Reports

A groundwater report as required by Governor's January 17, 2014 Emergency Drought Proclamation (Order Action Number 11) requiring that DWR describe basins with potential water shortages and gaps in groundwater monitoring. Preparing the report entailed compiling and evaluating all available data, including information presented in California Water Plan Update 2013.

Data was compiled and analyzed from the California Statewide Groundwater Elevation Monitoring (CAS GEM) Program, the Water Data Library (WDL) groundwater level database, the draft Bulletin 160 California Water Plan Update 2013, and from well completion reports (driller'S logs) submitted to DWR. The focus of this update was ...


2014 - State Of The Salinas River Groundwater Basin Report, Executive Summary Jan 2019

2014 - State Of The Salinas River Groundwater Basin Report, Executive Summary

Miscellaneous Monterey and San Luis Obispo County Documents and Reports

An examination of the state of the Salinas River Groundwater Basin (Basin) was conducted in the last half of 2014 as part of the larger Basin Investigation. This Executive Summary of the State of the Basin Report addresses the ramifications of prolonged drought by considering likely changes in groundwater head elevations, groundwater storage, and seawater intrusion in the event that the current drought continues. In addition, some steps are presented that could be taken to help alleviate the consequences of further depleting groundwater storage.


2003 - Salinas Valley Hydrologic Subareas, 4th Quarter Water Conditions Jan 2019

2003 - Salinas Valley Hydrologic Subareas, 4th Quarter Water Conditions

Monterey County Water Resources Agency Water Reports

This report covers the fourth quarter of Water Year 2002-2003 (WY2003), July through September 2003. It provides a brief overview of water conditions in the Salinas Basin with discussion on precipitation, reservoir storage, and ground water trends.


2010 - Salinas Valley Hydrologic Subareas, 4th Quarter Water Conditions Jan 2019

2010 - Salinas Valley Hydrologic Subareas, 4th Quarter Water Conditions

Monterey County Water Resources Agency Water Reports

This report covers the fourth quarter of Water Year 2009-2010 (WY10), July through September 2010. It provides a brief overview of water conditions in the Salinas River Basin with discussion on precipitation, reservoir storage, and ground water trends.


2005 - Salinas Valley Hydrologic Subareas, 4th Quarter Water Conditions Jan 2019

2005 - Salinas Valley Hydrologic Subareas, 4th Quarter Water Conditions

Monterey County Water Resources Agency Water Reports

This report covers the fourth quarter of Water Year 2004-2005 (WY05), July 2005 through September 2005. It provides a brief overview of water conditions in the Salinas River Basin with discussion on precipitation, reservoir storage, and ground water trends.