Our California water map, recently updated, is one of our
most popular products. We also offer magazines, documentaries,
posters, layperson guides and more. Our catalog offers a wide
array of resources to help you understand the complex issues of
water in California and the Southwest.
California’s groundwater is a great natural resource and has
contributed to the state becoming the nation’s top agricultural
producer and a leader in high-tech industries. Groundwater is an
asset that is increasingly relied upon by municipalities,
industry and agriculture and it will play an important role in
the future sustainability of California’s overall water supply.
Registration is now open for one of
our most popular annual events, the Water 101 workshop, to be held Feb. 20 at
McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento. The workshop also includes
an optional tour the following day that will feature
collaborative and innovative water projects and programs.
Water 101 covers California’s water basics including the history,
geography, legal and political facets of water in the state,
as well a look at hot topics and current issues of concern.
Taught by some of California’s leading policy and legal
experts, the workshop offers attendees the opportunity
to deepen their understanding of the state’s water resources.
This holiday season, consider giving
the gift of water knowledge to the water wonk in your life.
We’re offering an array of intriguing gift options, from a ticket
to our popular Water 101 Workshop or one of our 2020 water tours
to one of our beautiful poster-size water maps, layperson’s
guides or other water publications.
It’s been warmer than normal. It’s been drier than normal. For
most of the region, it hasn’t rained more than a sprinkle or a
brief thunderstorm here or there in about six months. Northern
California weather has done a relatively quick 180 in 2019.
Ambiguity exists in the language of the river’s foundational
document, the Colorado River Compact. That agreement’s language
remains unclear on whether Upper Basin states, where the
Colorado River originates, are legally obligated to deliver a
certain amount of water over a 10-year period to those in the
Lower Basin: Arizona, California, and Nevada.
If people are educated on recycled water, they may come to
agree it’s perfectly safe and tastes as good — or better –
than their drinking water. … But that doesn’t mean they’re
going to use recycled water — and it sure doesn’t mean they’ll
drink it. And the reason lies in the word “disgust.”
Registration is now open for one of our most popular annual
events, the Water 101 workshop, to be held Feb. 20 at McGeorge
School of Law in Sacramento. The workshop also includes an
optional tour the following day that will feature collaborative
and innovative water projects and programs.
Wetlands are among the most important ecosystems in the world.
They produce high levels of oxygen, filter toxic chemicals out of
water, reduce flooding and erosion, recharge groundwater and provide a diverse
range of recreational opportunities from fishing and hunting to
photography. They also serve as critical habitat for wildlife,
including a large percentage of plants and animals on
California’s endangered species
As part of the historic Colorado River Delta, the Salton Sea
regularly filled and dried for thousands of years due to its
elevation of 237 feet below sea level.
The most recent version of the Salton Sea was formed in 1905 when
the Colorado River broke
through a series of dikes and flooded the seabed for two years,
creating California’s largest inland body of water. The
Salton Sea, which is saltier than the Pacific Ocean, includes 130
miles of shoreline and is larger than Lake Tahoe.