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Adapting to a Water-Scarce California

By Ellen Hanak

Jan 9, 2023 ... ... looking at water-limited cropping as an alternative to fallowing, and exploring solar development as a new—and possibly attractive—use ...


Priorities for California’s Water

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

Nov 16, 2022 ... “There's a legitimate quantitative limit to how much water can be extracted and utilized. Land fallowing programs and policies, cover cropping, ...

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Voters’ Wish List for the Next Election Cycle

By Mark Baldassare

Nov 10, 2022 ... But this year, voters were largely nonplussed about the crop of citizens' initiatives. While they still believe in the direct democracy ...


Solar Energy and Groundwater in the San Joaquin Valley

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

These exceed comparable returns for production of annual crops (roughly $200–450/acre/year) and even more profitable orchard crops in many cases (up to a ...


Storing Water for the Environment

By Sarah Null, Jeffrey Mount, Brian Gray, Kristen Dybala ...

Warming is also increasing evaporative demand—or the thirst of the atmosphere—as well as the water requirements of crops and other vegetation (Albano et al.

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Is SGMA Compatible with Farmland Preservation?

By Annabelle Rosser

Aug 15, 2022 ... photo - Rows of Green Crops on Farm in the Salinas Valley, California ... half of the state's crop- and rangelands—from development.