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Update 2005 coverTitle - California Water Plan Update 2005


Final California Water Plan Update 2005
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Secretary’s Message

 
Resources Secretary Mike Chrisman
 
Cover Letter
 
Secretary Mike Chrisman, Resources Agency
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Director’s Message

“This is not just another update of the California Water Plan. Update 2005 represents a fundamental transition in how we look at water resource management in California. It also represents a fundamental transition in the way state government needs to be involved with local entities and interest groups to deal with water issues in the state.”

DWR Director Lester A. Snow
Director Lester A. Snow
Water Resources
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Volume 1 : Strategic Plan
 Vol. 1 Complete Download (Full: 12.2 MB)
Chapter Title Download
  Front Cover Volume 1 Front Cover (162 KB)
  Foreword Foreword (81 KB)
 
Title Page and Acknowledgments

Title Page and Acknowledgements (183 KB)

  Table of Contents Table of Contents (718 KB)
01
Introduction
Chapter 1: Introduction (709 KB)
02 A Framework for Action Chapter 2: A Framework For Action (484 KB)
03 California Water Today Chapter 3: California Water Today (4.17 MB)
04 Preparing for an Uncertain Future Chapter 4: Preparing For an Uncertain Future (4.11 KB)
05 Implementation Plan Chapter 5: Implementation Plan (1.34 KB)
  References Water Plan References (346 KB)
  Glossary and Metric Conversion Table Glossary (238 KB)
  Back Cover Volume 1 Back Cover (239 KB)

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Volume 2 : Resource Management Strategies
 Vol. 2 Complete Download (Full: 12.1 MB)
Chapter Title Download
  Front Cover
Cover (341 KB)
  Title Page and Table of Contents
Table of Contents (51 KB)
01 Introduction
Introduction (340 KB)
02 Agricultural Lands Stewardship
Agricultural Land Stewardship (260 KB)
03 Agricultural Water Use Efficiency
Agricultural Water Use Efficiency (324 KB)
04 Conjunctive Management & Groundwater Storage
Conjunctive Management & Groundwater Storage (5.85 MB)
05 Conveyance
Conveyance (283 KB)
06 Desalination
Desalination (254 KB)
07 Drinking Water Treatment and Distribution
Drinking Water Treatment and Distribution (250 KB)
08 Economic Incentives
(Loans, Grants, and Water Pricing)
Economic Incentives Policy (222 KB)
09 Ecosystem Restoration
Ecosystem Restoration (236 KB)
10 Floodplain Management
Floodplain Management (212 KB)
11 Groundwater Remediation / Aquifer Remediation
Groundwater Remediation / Aquifer Remediation (229 KB)
12 Matching Water Quality to Use
Matching Water Quality to Use (300 KB)
13 Pollution Prevention
Pollution Prevention (332 KB)
14 Precipitation Enhancement
Precipitation Enhancement (325 KB)
15 Recharge Areas Protection
Recharge Area Protection (252 KB)
16 Recycled Municipal Water
Surface Storage -- CALFED (204 KB)
17 Surface Storage -- CALFED
Surface Storage -- CALFED (266 KB)
18 Surface Storage -- Regional/Local
Surface Storage -- Regional/Local (269 KB)
19 System Reoperation
System Reoperation (271 KB)
20 Urban Land Use Management
Urban Land Use Management (233 KB)
21 Urban Runoff Management
Urban Runoff Management (267 KB)
22 Urban Water Use Efficiency
Urban Water Use Efficiency (537 KB)
23 Water Transfers
Water Transfers (389 KB)
24 Water-Dependent Recreation
Water-Dependent Recreation (255 KB)
25 Watershed Management
Watershed Management (288 KB)
26 Other Strategies
Other Strategies (214 KB)
  Glossary and Metric Conversion Table Glossary (252 KB)
  Back Cover Back Cover (239 KB)

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Volume 3 : Regional Reports
(See Errata sheet for text corrections)
Vol. 3 Complete Download (Full: 32.7 MB)
Chapter Title Download
  Front Cover
Cover (285 KB)
   Title Page and Table of Contents
Table of Contents (406 KB)
01 State Summary

State Summary (7.37 MB)
Chapter 1

Water Portfolio for State Summary (1.18 MB)
Water Portfolio
(11" x 17" foldout)
02 North Coast
North Coast (2.77 MB)
Chapter 2

Water Portfolio for North Coast (1.51 MB)
Water Portfolio
(11" x 17" foldout)

03 San Francisco Bay

San Francisco Bay (2.05 MB)
Chapter 3

Water Portfolio for San Francisco Bay (1.18 MB)
Water Portfolio
(11" x 17" foldout)
04 Central Coast

Central Coast (2.28 MB)
Chapter 4

Water Portfolio for Central Coast (1.18 MB)
Water Portfolio
(11" x 17" foldout)
05 South Coast

South Coast (1.54 MB)
Chapter 5

Water Portfolio for South Coast (1.16 MB)
Water Portfolio
(11" x 17" foldout)
06 Sacramento River

Sacramento River (1.48 MB)
Chapter 6

Water Portfolio for Sacramento River Region (694 KB)
Water Portfolio
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07 San Joaquin River

San Joaquin River (1.30 MB)
Chapter 7

Water Portfolio for San Joaquin River Region (700 KB)
Water Portfolio
(11" x 17" foldout)
08 Tulare Lake

Tulare Lake (1.34 MB)
Chapter 8

Water Portfolio for Tulare Lake (696 KB)
Water Portfolio
(11" x 17" foldout)
09 North Lahontan

North Lahontan (1.28 MB)
Chapter 9

Water Portfolio for North Lahontan (699 KB)
Water Portfolio
(11" x 17" foldout)
10 South Lahontan

South Lahontan (1.33 MB)
Chapter 10

Water Portfolio for South Lahontan (698 KB)
Water Portfolio
(11" x 17" foldout)
11 Colorado River

Colorado River (1.32 MB)
Chapter 11

Water Portfolio for Colorado River (694 KB)
Water Portfolio
(11" x 17" foldout)
12 Sacramento - San Joaquin Delta

Updated Sacramento - San Joaquin Delta (2.26 MB)
Chapter 12

13 Mountain Counties

Mountain Counties (1.00 MB)
Chapter 13

Water Portfolio for Mountain Counties (701 KB)
Water Portfolio
(11" x 17" foldout)
  Glossary and Metric Conversion Table Glossary (232 KB)
  Back Cover Back Cover (177 KB)

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Volume 4 : Reference Guide
(See Errata sheet for text corrections)
Vol. 4 Complete Download
(Full: 27.7 MB)
Topics Article Download
 
Front Cover

Cover (158 KB)

 
Title Page and Table of Contents

Table of Contents (58 KB)

  Introduction
Introduction

Introduction (134 KB)

Background
Cover

Cover (33 KB)

The Advisory Committee View
(by the California Water Plan Update 2005 Public Advisory Committee)
The Advisory Committee View (114 KB)
Bay Delta Standards Contained in D-1641

(126 KB)

A California Water Chronology
(by the Water Education Foundation)

A California Water Chronology (75 KB)

A Look Back at Past California Water Plans

A Look Back at Past California Water Plans (91 KB)

Selected Task Force and Advisory Panels

Selected Task Force and Advisory Panels (86 KB)

Selected Water Prices in California

Selected Water Prices in California (99 KB)

Water Allocation, Use and Regulation in California

Water Allocation, Use and Regulation in California (196 KB)

What's So Special About Special Districts? A Citizen's Guide to Special Districts in California (Third Edition)
(by Kimia Mizany and April Manatt, CA Senate Local Government Committee)

What's So Special About Special Districts? (629 KB)

Crop Water Use

Cover

Cover (34 KB)

Introduction
(by Scott Matyac, DWR)

Introduction (90 KB)

The Amount of Water We Eat
(by John Letey and David Birkle. Originally published in Currents, A Newsletter of the University of California Water Resources Center, Winter 2003, Volume 4, Issue 1)
The Amount of Water We Eat (80 KB)
Central Valley Crop Classification Processing Using Remote Sensing and GIS Technologies
(by Jeff Milliken, Mariette Shin, David Hansen, Charles Johnson, Michael Sebhat, Joel Zander - USBR Mid Pacific Region)

Central Valley Crop Classification Processing Using Remote Sensing and GIS Technologies (435 KB)

CUP (Consumptive Use Program) Model
(by Morteza Orang, Richard Snyder, Scott Matyac, DWR and UC Davis)

CUP (Consumptive Use Program) Model (383 KB)

Evaporation Research -- A Review and Interpretation
(by C.M. Burt, A.J. Mutziger, R.G. Allen, and T.A. Howell)

Evaporation Research -- A Review and Interpretation (300 KB)

Evapotranspiration and Relative Contribution by the Soil and the Plant
(by Theodore Hsiao and Liukang Xu, UC Davis)
Evapotranspiration and Relative Contribution by the Soil and the Plant (763 KB)
Evapotranspiration from a Satellite-Based Surface Energy Balance for the Snake Plain Aquifer in Idaho
(by Richard G. Allen, Anthony Morse, Masahiro Tasumi, Ricardo Trezza, Wim Bastiaanssen, James L. Wright, and William Kramber)

Evapotranspiration from a Satellite-Based Surface Energy Balance for the Snake Plain Aquifer in Idaho (309 KB)

Limits to the Productivity of Water in Crop Production
(by Andrew Keller and David Seckler)

Limits to the Productivity of Water in Crop Production (400 KB)

Model for Estimating Evaporation and Transpiration from Row Crops
(by Francesca Ventura, Ben A. Faber, Khaled M. Bali, Richard L. Snyder, Donatella Spano, Pierpaolo Duce, and Kurt F. Schulbach) Originally published in Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers. Nov/Dec 2001. Obtained from WWW.PUBS.ASCE.ORG.

Model for Estimating Evaporation and Transpiration from Row Crops (1.87 MB)

The Promise of Regulated Deficit Irrigation in California's Orchards and Vineyards
(by David Goldhamer and Elias Fereres,
UC Davis, IAS-CSIC and University of Cordoba, Spain)

The Promise of Regulated Deficit Irrigation in California's Orchards and Vineyards (135 KB)

SIMETAW (Simulation of Evapotranspiration of Applied Water)
(by Richard Snyder, Morteza Orang, Shu Geng, Scott Matyac and Sara Sarreshteh, UC Davis and DWR)

SIMETAW (Simulation of Evapotranspiration of Applied Water) (492 KB)

Data and Analytical Tools
Cover

Cover (32 KB)

California 2030: An Efficient Future, Executive Summary, September 2005
(by Peter H. Gleick and Heather Cooley, Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment, and Security, and David Groves, Pardee RAND Graduate School)

California 2030: An Efficient Future, Executive Summary, September 2005 (217 KB)

Future Quantitative Analysis for California Water Planning
(by Ken Kirby, Active Curiosity Inc.)

Future Quantitative Analysis for California Water Planning (140 KB)

Improving Analytical Procedures Used to Describe Future Water Conditions for the California Water Plan

Improving Analytical Procedures Used to Describe Future Water Conditions for the California Water Plan (140 KB)

Recommended Next Steps for Improving Quantitative Information for the California Water Plan Recommended Next Steps for Improving Quantitative Information for the California Water Plan (125 KB)
Quantified Scenarios of 2030 Water Demand
(by David Groves, Pardee RAND Graduate School, and Scott Matyac and Tom Hawkins, DWR)

Quantified Scenarios of 2030 Water Demand (2.84 MB)

A Strategic Analysis Framework for Managing Water in California. September 2005
(by California Water and Environment Modeling Forum)

A Strategic Analysis Framework for Managing Water in California. September 2005 (359 KB)

Survey of Irrigation Methods in California in 2001
(by Morteza Orang, Richard Snyder and Scott Matyac, DWR and UC Davis)

Survey of Irrigation Methods in California in 2001 (388 KB)

Environment
Cover
Cover (212 KB)
Applying the Public Trust Doctrine to River Protection
(by Jan S. Stevens)

Applying the Public Trust Doctrine to River Protection (112 KB)

Considering Water Use Efficiency for the Environmental Sector
(by Jeff Deason, Jessica Fast, Lisa Schroeer, Brian Turner and Renske van Staveren, UC Berkeley)

Considering Water Use Efficiency for the Environmental Sector (665 KB)

Managed Environmental Water Use Efficiency - Evidence in Practice
(by Loida Begley, Karin Edwards, Sarah Heard and Lisa Walling, UC Berkeley, May 2006)
Managed Environmental Water Use Efficiency (427 KB)
Recommendations Regarding Scenarios and Application of Environmental Water "Demands" in the State Water Plan Update & Quantification of Unmet Environmental Objectives in State Water Plan 2003 Using Actual Flow Data for 1998, 2000, and 2001
(by Environmental Defense)

Recommendations Regarding Scenarios and Application of Environmental Water Demands in the State Water Plan Update & Quantification of Unmet Environmental Objectives in State Water Plan 2003 Using Actual Flow Data for 1998, 2000, and 2001 (144 KB)

Environmental Justice
Cover

Cover (27 KB)

Environmental Justice in California Government
(by Governor's Office of Planning and Research)

Environmental Justice in California Government (2.38 MB)

General Plan Guidelines Chapter 2: Sustainable Development and Environmental Justice
(by Governor's Office of Planning and Research)

General Plan Guidelines Chapter 2: Sustainable Development and Environmental Justice (335 KB)

Global Climate Change
Cover

Cover (27 KB)

Climate Change and California Water Resources: A Survey and Summary of the Literature
(by Michael Kiparsky and Peter H. Gleick, Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment, and Security)

Climate Change and California Water Resources: A Survey and Summary of the Literature (1.42 MB)

Accounting For Climate Change
(by Maurice Roos, DWR)

Accounting For Climate Change (398 KB)

Hydrology
Cover
Cover (23 KB)
California River Indices

California River Indices (90 KB)

Frequency of a 100 Year Flood

Frequency of a 100 Year Flood (53 KB)

Major Floods Since 1950

Major Floods Since 1950 (64 KB)

Severity of Extreme Droughts in Sacramento and San Joaquin Valley
Severity of Extreme Droughts in Sacramento and San Joaquin Valley (65 KB)
Infrastructure
Cover

Cover (26 KB)

California's Major Water Projects

California's Major Water Projects (143 KB)

California Reservoir Summary

California Reservoir Summary (122 KB)

CALFED Bay-Delta Surface Storage Investigations Progress Report, April 2005
(by DWR, USBR, and California Bay-Delta Authority)

CALFED Bay-Delta Surface Storage Investigations Progress Report, April 2005 (1.03 MB)

Hydropower Projects Relicensing

Hydropower Projects Relicensing (85 KB)

Landscape Water Use
Cover

Cover (27 KB)

Urban Landscape Evapotranspiration
(by Richard L. Snyder, University of California, Atmospheric Science, Davis, California, and Simon Eching, DWR)

Urban Landscape Evapotranspiration (71 KB)

Vegetative Assessment in an Urban Environment
(by Alan Walters, Agricast)

Vegetative Assessment in an Urban Environment (843 KB)

Legislation
Cover

( KB)

The Brown Act: Open Meetings for Local Legislative Bodies
(by Calfiornia Attorney General's Office)
The Brown Act: Open Meetings for Local Legislative Bodies (1.22 MB)
A Handy Guide to the Bagley-Keene Open Meeting Act 2004
(by California Attorney General's Office)

A Handy Guide to the Bagley-Keene Open Meeting Act 2004 (429 KB)

Recent Water Legislation
(by DWR Legislative Affairs Office)

Recent Water Legislation (207 KB)

Water Bonds

Water Bonds (97 KB)

Water Plan Legislation
Water Plan Legislation (187 KB)
Work Plan for Meeting Legal Requirements for the California Water Plan

Work Plan for Meeting Legal Requirements for the California Water Plan (259 KB)

Litigation
Cover

Cover (45 KB)

Joint Statement on the Monterey Amendments Litigation
(by DWR, Central Coast Water Authority, State Water Contractors, Planning and Conservation League, Plumas County Flood Control and Water Conservation District, and the Citizens' Planning Association of Santa Barbara County)

Joint Statement on the Monterey Amendments Litigation (138 KB)

Summary of Significant Litigation 1998 - 2005
(by DWR, Office of Chief Counsel)

Summary of Significant Litigation 1998 - 2005 (205 KB)

Planning
Cover

Cover (29 KB)

"Addressing California's Uncertain Water Future by Coordinating Long-Term Land Use and Water Planning: Is a Water Element in the General Plan the Next Step?"
(by Ryan Waterman. Originally published in Ecology Law Quarterly, Volume 31, Issue 1 at page 117, Copyright (c) 2004 by the Regents of the University of California.)

Addressing California's Uncertain Water Future by Coordinating Long-Term Land Use and Water Planning: Is a Water Element in the General Plan the Next Step? (509 KB)

Customer & Stake Holders Survey for CWP Update 2003

Customer & Stake Holders Survey for CWP Update 2005 (189 KB)

Financing Strategies and Guidelines for Funding Water Resource Projects
(by David Kracman, The Flatwater Group)

Financing Strategies and Guidelines for Funding Water Resource Projects (105 KB)

Future Food Production and Consumption in California Under Alternative Scenarios
(by Henrich Brunke, Richard Howitt and Daniel Sumner, University of California Agricultural Issues Center)

Future Food Production and Consumption in California Under Alternative Scenarios (151 KB)

Future Scenarios Presented in Water Plan Update 2005
Future Scenarios Presented in Water Plan Update 2005 (207 KB)
Involving Stakeholders In Irrigation and Drainage District Decisions: Who, What, When, Where, Why, How
(by Lisa Beutler, Center for Collaborative Policy, California State University, Sacramento)
Involving Stakeholders In Irrigation and Drainage District Decisions: Who, What, When, Where, Why, How (86 KB)
Planning For Extreme and Prolonged Drought Conditions

Planning For Extreme and Prolonged Drought Conditions (86 KB)

Planning Framework for Water Plan Update
(by Lisa Beutler and David Sumi, Center for Collaborative Policy, California State University, Sacramento)

Planning Framework for Water Plan Update (77 KB)

Strategic Planning Guidelines
(by California Department of Finance)

Strategic Planning Guidelines (280 KB)

Tribal History and Consultation
 
Cover

Cover (27 KB)

Early California Laws and Policies Related to California Indians

Early California Laws and Policies Related to California Indians (1.90 MB)

Tribal Consultation Guidelines, Supplement to General Plan Guidelines
(by Governor's Office of Planning and Research)

Tribal Consultation Guidelines, Supplement to General Plan Guidelines (698 KB)

Water Quality
 
Cover

Cover (27 KB)

California Nonpoint Source Encyclopedia
(prepared for SWRCB, by Tetra Tech, Inc.)

California Nonpoint Source Encyclopedia (3.31 MB)

Californians Without Safe Water: A 2005 Update
(by Monique Wilber)

Californians Without Safe Water: A 2005 Update (1.13 MB)

California Water Quality, 2004
(written and edited by John Andrew, DWR)
California Water Quality, 2004 (425 KB)
References
References

References (868 KB)

Glossary
California Water Plan Glossary and Metric Conversion Table

California Water Plan Glossary (564 KB)

  Back Cover

Back Cover (203 KB)

 

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Volume 5: Technical Guide
 

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Errata Sheet Corrections
 
NOTE:
The electronic files on this Web site have been corrected, but the printed copies and/or CD-ROM previously distributed have not been corrected.
1 Volume 3, Chapter 3 - pg. 3-3, Figure 3-2- Population Growth was plotted incorrectly. Corrected Fig. 3-2
2 Volume 4 - Background section, "The Advisory Committee View" -pg. 2, first sentance-change "eight" to "eighth". Corrected pg. 2
3 Volume 4 - Water Quality section, "California Water Quality, 2004" -pg. 18 is blank/missing from CD-ROM text. Corrected pg. 18
4 Volume 4 - Data & Analytical Tools section, "Quantified Scenarios of 2030 Water Demands" -pg. 376, 377 and 378 contain preliminary incorrect data tables. Table 23a, 23b, 24a, 24b, 25a, and 25b have been replaced with final versions. Final Table 23a,b
Final Table 24a,b
Final Table 25a,b
5 Volume 3, Chapter 3 - pg. 3.16, Table 3-3, San Francisco Bay Region Water Use and Distribution of Dedicated Supplies - TAF, some data was shown in wrong columns.
Corrected Tab. 3-3
6 Volume 3, Chapter 5 - p. 5-ii, Figure 5-1, South Coast Region - geographic area of region is shown as 110,925, and the correct area is 10,925 square miles. The figure has been corrected in the online version of the California Water Plan Update 2005. Corrected Fig. 5-1


 

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