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Priorities for California’s Water

By Jeffrey Mount, Ellen Hanak, Sarah Bardeen, Alvar Escriva-Bou ...

Nov 30, 2022 ... This pumping keeps cropland in production, but it also aggravates a longer-term challenge for many groundwater basins: For decades, ...

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How Are California’s Cities Managing the Drought?

By Alvar Escriva-Bou, Annabelle Rosser, Ellen Hanak

Oct 31, 2022 ... ... dried up thousands of drinking water wells in small communities, and led to fallowing of hundreds of thousands of acres of cropland.


Solar Energy and Groundwater in the San Joaquin Valley

By Andrew Ayres, Annabelle Rosser, Ellen Hanak, Alvar Escriva-Bou ...

Generally, siting solar on formerly irrigated croplands can pose less risk to species and habitat than on other, less disturbed lands. As agricultural lands ...

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Is SGMA Compatible with Farmland Preservation?

By Annabelle Rosser

Aug 15, 2022 ... The prospect of SGMA prompting at least half a million acres of cropland (>10%) in the Valley to come out of irrigation by the early 2040s ...


Land Transitions and Dust in the San Joaquin Valley

By Andrew Ayres, Jaymin Kwon, Joy Collins

Jul 25, 2022 ... We consider three irrigated cropland types in the analysis: annual crops, almonds, and other orchard crops. Among tree crops, almonds have ...