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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


2016 - California Land Use And Management - A Resource Management Strategy Of The California Water Plan Mar 2019

2016 - California Land Use And Management - A Resource Management Strategy Of The California Water Plan

Miscellaneous Documents and Reports

Land use planning and management cuts across many resource management strategies. More efficient and effective land use is linked to several resource management strategies including watershed, water use efficiency, groundwater quality, flood management, parks and recreation, climate change adaptive management and agricultural lands stewardship. Directly development away from agricultural lands permits multi-objective management of these lands for agricultural preservation, floodplain management, water quality, habitat conservation, and sustainable development. In addition, planning for more compact and sustainable communities, both urban and rural, will assist in reducing reliance on the state-s water supply, and result in more efficient use of California’s ...


2018 - California Water Plan Update - Public Review Draft Mar 2019

2018 - California Water Plan Update - Public Review Draft

Miscellaneous Documents and Reports

California Water Plan Update 2018 provides recommended actions, funding scenarios, and an investment strategy to bolster efforts by water and resource managers, planners, and decision-makers to overcome California’s most pressing water resource challenges. It builds on progress made in California Water Plan Update 2013; reaffirms State government’s unique role and commitment to sustainable, equitable, long-term water resource management; and introduces implementation tools to inform sound decision-making.


2016 - Agricultural Lands Stewardship Mar 2019

2016 - Agricultural Lands Stewardship

Miscellaneous Documents and Reports

The agricultural lands stewardship strategy (ALS) focuses primarily on private land in agriculture including cultivated land and rangeland. Agricultural land in California comprises about 31.6 million acres. Agricultural systems in California are varied in the way resources are used, ranging from intensive conventional agriculture (irrigated crop cultivation) to more extensive systems such as livestock grazing, each with a different relationship to natural resources. They also affect and are affected by surface hydrology and groundwater recharge in different ways. Stewardship of this land requires constant balancing among natural constraints, market forces, and ever-changing social expectations. Institutions and policies have been ...


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.


1879 - Droughts In California In 1805 And 1817, Mariano G. Vallejo Jan 2019

1879 - Droughts In California In 1805 And 1817, Mariano G. Vallejo

Miscellaneous Documents and Reports

A handwritten transcription of a brief narrative by Mariano G. Vallejo (original in Spanish) describing the droughts of 1805 and 1817 experienced in California and the impact it had upon the people and land.


1881 - State Viticultural Commission - First Annual Report Jan 2019

1881 - State Viticultural Commission - First Annual Report

Miscellaneous Documents and Reports

The first report submitted to the California Legislature in 1881 in accordance with the an Act for the Promotion of the Viticultural Industries of the State approved April 15, 1880. The report contained several reports from Commissioners to the State Board of Viticultural Commissioners, the President's report, the Treasurer's report, Secretary's report, board minutes, reports of various committees, lectures on the Phylloxera, the curing of rains in Spain and the maintenance of vineyards, papers on the manufacture and use of Bi-Sulphine of Carbon, as well as several translations of the French regard the habits and ravages of ...


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 ...


1885 - History Of California, Volume 2, Theodore Henry Hittell Jan 2019

1885 - History Of California, Volume 2, Theodore Henry Hittell

Miscellaneous Documents and Reports

Hittell devotes the first portion of Volume 2 to the Mexican Governors of California including Pablo Vicente de Sola, Luis Antonio Arguello, Jose Maria de Echeandia, Manuel Victoria, Pio Pico, Jose Figueroa, Mariano Chico, Nicolas Gutierrez. Juan Bautista Alvarado, Jose Manuel Micheltorena, Hittell also describes the people and circumstances leading up to the war between the United States and Mexico: John C. Fremont, Bear Flag Revolution, Texas Revolution, and Florida Treaty. The final portion of Hittell's book addressed the social and cultural aspects of life in Alta California, missionaries, physical geography, geology, botany and zoology of Alta California, Americans ...


1897 - History Of California, Volume 3, Theodore Henry Hittell Jan 2019

1897 - History Of California, Volume 3, Theodore Henry Hittell

Miscellaneous Documents and Reports

Hittell dedicated the first portion of Volume 3 to early mining times in California including Pioneer mines, miners and mining appliances, Northern California mines, Southern California mines, gold distribution and gold rushes, struggles for organization and order, evolution of mining laws, and the lynch-law in the mines. Hittell wrote at considerable length about the San Francisco Vigilance Committee of 1851 and 1856, progress made in San Francisco, city debts, land sales, bank failures of 1855, growth of the State of California, People's Party reform, squatters, Land Commission Act, Joaquin Murieta and his banditti, Californian Filibusters, discovery of Humboldt Bay ...


1889 - Sixty Years In California, William Heath Davis Jan 2019

1889 - Sixty Years In California, William Heath Davis

Miscellaneous Documents and Reports

The author, who arrived in Alta California in 1831, wrote about his extended experience as it related to the manners and customs of the people, their methods of trade, of social and political history of the Mexican government and of its successor, the Territory and then State of California, The book covers 60 years of history of events and life in California; the personal, political and military, under the Mexican Regime, during the quasi-military government of the Territory by the United States, and after the Admission of California into the Union. While the 63 chapters cover a broad and detailed ...


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.


1891 - Life In California During A Residence Of Several Years In That Territory, Alfred Robinson Jan 2019

1891 - Life In California During A Residence Of Several Years In That Territory, Alfred Robinson

Miscellaneous Documents and Reports

The personal observations of Alfred Robinson of the Spanish rule and more detailed descriptions under Mexican rule of Alta California were originally published in 1846. The 1891 updated version Included is an appendix that describing the events that transpired after the period when California was an independent government, thought not yet recognized as such by Mexico. He also included an addition at the end of his book entitled, Reminisces of 1829.


1912 - The Missions Of California And The Old Southwest, Jesse S. Hildrup Jan 2019

1912 - The Missions Of California And The Old Southwest, Jesse S. Hildrup

Miscellaneous Documents and Reports

A publication exhorting the glory of the California and Old Southwest missions, the golden climate and the efforts by the padres to save the Indian from his primitive life and ultimately prepare them for the civilization which came later under American sovereignty. The author viewed the region as the "chosen land, so wonderfully endowed by Nature, made possible the spiritual and civilizing purposes of the Church by the very configuration of its surface, the fertility of its soil, its temperate and subtropical climates, and its abundant water, which were stored in natural reservoirs and available for lowland cultivation by the ...


1913 - Water Resources Of California, Part Iii, Water-Supply Paper 300 Jan 2019

1913 - Water Resources Of California, Part Iii, Water-Supply Paper 300

Miscellaneous Documents and Reports

The water available for irrigation and domestic supply was the chief factor in the development of southern California, which then had a population of more than 1,000,000 people. The many mountain streams of California afforded abundant hydroelectric power, the utilization of which in manufacturing enterprises and in transportation had been made possible by the progress of electric-power transmission during the previous decade.

Information concerning the quantity of water carried by the streams had been and would continue to be an important factor in the development of these resources, for the fundamental importance of stream-flow data was so thoroughly ...


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 - 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 ...


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.


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 ...


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 ...


1953 - Santa Cruz-Monterey Counties Investigation - Bulletin No. 5 Jan 2019

1953 - Santa Cruz-Monterey Counties Investigation - Bulletin No. 5

Miscellaneous Documents and Reports

The area in Santa Cruz and Monterey Counties under this investigation has recently experienced a substantial increase in water utilization, in common with many other parts of California. As a result, it is confronted with a need for more complete conservation of its water resources. Diversion of surface water in Santa Cruz County has increased until in dry years insufficient summer How exists in certain streams to meet peak water demands for urban and recreational requirements. Expanding irrigated acreage in Pajaro Valley together with trends toward more intensive agriculture have increased the ground water draft in that valley and have ...


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 ...


1994 - Agriculture, Water And California's Drought Of 1987-92, Kenneth W. Umbach.Pdf Jan 2019

1994 - Agriculture, Water And California's Drought Of 1987-92, Kenneth W. Umbach.Pdf

Miscellaneous Documents and Reports

The purpose of this paper was to summarize the 1987-1992 drought in the context of agriculture and water in California, to examine the types of response that farmers and institutions could and did use, and to draw lessons from that experience. California would be challenged as it grappled with population growth and environmental concerns. In view of the demand on water supplies made by California's agricultural sector (77 to 80 percent of the "developed" water used in the state, it was especially important to review those responses.


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.


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 ...