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California’s enormous cache of underground water is a great natural resource and has contributed to the state becoming the nation’s top agricultural producer and leader in high-tech industries.
In this year of extreme drought, groundwater management to prevent and reduce overdraft has become a big issue. You can learn more about it in the Foundation’s publications and on our upcoming water tours.
California American Water is expected to resume pumping from its stalled Monterey Peninsula desalination project test slant well operation by early November after the Coastal Commission gave its unanimous approval Tuesday.
This visualization, which uses data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and images from the NASA Visible Earth Project compares the temperature of the ocean surface this year to the ocean surface in 1997. The result might be the scariest 49 seconds you’ll watch all year.
A survey of 1,500 registered voters conducted this month for the advocacy group Californians for Water Security, shows fairly strong support statewide for the Bay-Delta project — including the construction of two large tunnels to divert Sacramento River water beneath the Delta so that it can pumped to other regions.
The endangered Delta smelt is a 3-inch fish found only in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. It is considered especially sensitive because it lives just one year, has a limited diet and exists primarily in brackish waters (a mix of river-fed fresh and salty ocean waters that is typically found in coastal estuaries).
Along with other fish, smelt populations declined because of a combination of entrainment in pumping facilities, poor water quality, limited food supply, lack of habitat and nonnative species that compete for food.
The Delta Plan is a comprehensive management plan for the Sacramento San Joaquin Delta intended to help the state meet the coequal goals of water reliability and ecosystem restoration.
The Delta Stewardship Council, which oversees the Delta Plan, adopted a final version in May 2013 after three years of study and public meetings. Once completed, the Bay Delta Conservation Plan could be incorporated into the Delta Plan.