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Can We Capture More Water in the Delta?

By Sarah Bardeen

Jan 17, 2023 ... Also, don't forget that snowpack—our largest reservoir—is piling up, and upstream surface reservoirs are filling. In your report, you ...

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The Promise of a Wet January

By Jeffrey Mount

Jan 5, 2023 ... California has a lot of surface storage, but it tends to fill quickly during large storms. Reservoir managers then have to let water go to ...

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Water and Energy in California

By Alvar Escriva-Bou, Gokce Sencan, Andrew Ayres

Dec 6, 2022 ... Surface water conveyance relies on gravity in most places, but sometimes pumping is necessary. Water pumped to Southern California from the ...


Priorities for California’s Water

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

Nov 30, 2022 ... Water withdrawals during multiyear droughts are depleting the state's reservoirs and groundwater basins. Hundreds of thousands of acres of ...


Storing Water for the Environment

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

Managing water in California's highly variable climate relies heavily on the ability to store water, both in surface reservoirs and underground.


Water Policy Center: Data Sets

PPIC Sacramento Valley and Delta Surface Water Availability September 2021 | 2.2 MB Zip File. PPIC Headwater Forest Distribution and Ownership Summary

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The Sacramento–San Joaquin Delta

By Jeffrey Mount, Ellen Hanak, Greg Gartrell

The Sacramento–San Joaquin Delta is California's largest estuary and a vital hub in the state's water supply system. Three interlinked issues currently face ...