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Can We Capture More Water in the Delta?

By Sarah Bardeen

Jan 17, 2023 ... There are restrictions on pumping in the Delta right now, even though large flows are coming down the Sacramento River. Why is that? The export ...

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Adapting to a Water-Scarce California

By Ellen Hanak

Jan 9, 2023 ... Historic reductions in surface water deliveries have had major impacts in some farming regions, and drought also continued to stress the ...

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The Promise of a Wet January

By Jeffrey Mount

Jan 5, 2023 ... Right now, the focus is appropriately on protecting lives and property. ... Our largest reservoir in California—by far—is our groundwater ...


Priorities for California’s Water

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

Nov 30, 2022 ... SGMA—the groundwater sustainability law enacted in 2014—is designed to bring overpumping to an end by the early 2040s.


Solar Energy and Groundwater in the San Joaquin Valley

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

The Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) requires groundwater users to ... option for landowners owning property with or without water rights—could ...


Storing Water for the Environment

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

Managed wetlands rely on a portfolio of water sources, including surface water rights, tailwater collected from nearby farms, groundwater pumping, and water ...


Land Transitions and Dust in the San Joaquin Valley

By Andrew Ayres, Jaymin Kwon, Joy Collins

Jul 25, 2022 ... The Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) requires groundwater ... Right-hand panel: expected fallowing percentages are based on ...