California Water Resources


"Water Resources"


This page contains links to a variety of supplemental materials, including legislation, pending bills, recent court decisions, unpublished opinions, technical reports, and articles.  It is a work-in-progress.



Water Resources


Class Slides


Assignments 1-2


Assignments 3-5


Assignments 6-7


Assignments 8-9


Assignment 10



General References


The New California Water Atlas


Maven's Notebook


California Water Blog


The California Spigot


Pacific Institute Insights


California Water Challenge



Statutes


California Water Code


Central Valley Project Improvement Act of 1992


California Water Commission Act of 1913



2009 California Water Legislation


SBX7 1


SBX7 2


SBX7 6


SBX7 7


SBX7 8



2014 Groundwater Legislation


AB 1739 (Dickinson)


SB 1168 (Pavely)


SB 1319 (Pavely)



Pending Legislation


AB 1471: The Water Quality, Supply, and Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2014

Proposition One


H.R. 3964: The Sacramento-San Joaquin Valley Emergency Water Delivery Act



Drought Regulations


SWRCB Emergency Drought Regulations


SWRCB Curtailment Order for the Sacramento-San Joaquin River

and Delta Watershed



Recent Cases


Light v. SWRCB


Environmental Law Foundation v. SWRCB



Unreported Decisions


Environmental Law Foundation v. SWRCB


EDF v. East Bay MUD


Putah Creek Water Cases


Putah Creek Settlement



The San Joaquin River


San Joaquin River Restoration Settlement Agreement


H.R. 1837



Readings


General


Jeffrey Mount, Emma Freeman & Jay Lund, Water Use in California (PPIC 2014)


Ellen Hanak, et al., Managing California’s Water: From Conflict to Reconciliation (PPIC 2011)


Joel Bourne, Plumbing California, National Geographic (April 2010)


Ellen Hanak et al., California Water Myths (PPIC 2009)



The Drought


Los Angeles Times, Chronicling California's Drought



Water Rights


Theodore Grantham & Joshua Viers, 100 Years of California’s Water Rights System:

Patterns, Trends and Uncertainty (IOP Science 2014)



The Delta


Jay Lund et al., Comparing Futures for the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta (PPIC 2008)


Jay Lund et al., Envisioning Futures for the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta (PPIC 2007)


Delta Vision Committee Implementation Plan (2008)


Delta Vision Blue Ribbon Task Force, Strategic Plan (2008)


Delta Vision Blue Ribbon Task Force, Final Report (2007)



Groundwater


Stanford University: Water in the West, Understanding California's Groundwater


Caitrin Chappelle, Ellen Hanak & Jeffrey Mount, Reforming California's Groundwater Management (PPIC 2014)


M. Rhead Enion, Under Water: Monitoring and Regulating Groundwater in California (UCLA 2011)


Joseph L. Sax, Review of the Laws Establishing the SWRCB’s Permitting Authority Over Appropriations of Groundwater Classified as Subterranean Streams (SWRCB 2002)


Water Transfers


Ellen Hanak & Elizabeth Stryjewski, California's Water Market: By the Numbers, Update 2012 (PPIC 2012)


Ellen Hanak, Who Should Be Allowed to Sell Water in California (PPIC 2003)



Water Conservation, Efficient Use, and Integrated Water Management


Agricultural Water Conservation and Efficiency Potential in California (NRDC 2014)


Urban Water Conservation and Efficiency Potential in California (NRDC 2014)


Untapped Potential of California’s Water Supply: Efficiency, Reuse, and Stormwater (NRDC 2014)