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GROUNDWATER 101: The basics

Dr. Thomas Harter provides a basic understanding of groundwater – what it is, how much groundwater is out there, how fast groundwater moves, and where it comes from and where it goes Groundwater is an important part of California's - and the nation's water su... Read More...

FEATURE: Water rights 101

California water law is complex, governed by both state and federal law, part property law and part environmental law.  The system incorporates a traditional water rights riparian system with the appropriative ... Read More...

WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT: Developing a water budget

With water availability being an important concern, water managers often use water budgets to quantify and manage water resources.  A water budget is an accounting of the rates of the inflows, outflows, and changes in water storage in a specific area; however,... Read More...