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Introduction to water in California

Author: David Carle
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2004.
Series: California natural history guides, 76.
Edition/Format:   Book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"It takes 8 gallons of water to grow a tomato, 616 gallons to make a burger patty. In fact, the food each of us consumes per day represents an investment of 4,500 gallons of water. In this densely populated state where it rains only half the year, where does all that water come from? This book tells the story of California's most precious resource, tracing the journey of water in the state from the atmosphere to the  Read more...
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Carle
ISBN: 0520235800 9780520235809 0520240863 9780520240865
OCLC Number: 52902625
Description: xv, 261 p. : col. ill., col. maps ; 20 cm.
Contents: Introduction : water web : connected Californians --
Tapping into a planetary cycle --
A great water wheel --
The vital molecule --
"Normal" weather : anything but "average" --
Droughts --
Floods --
California water landscape --
Pristine waterscape --
Groundwater --
Hydrologic regions --
North Coast region --
Sacramento River region --
North Lahontan region --
San Francisco Bay region --
San Joaquin River region --
Central Coast region --
Tulare Lake region --
South Lahontan region --
South Coast region --
Colorado River region --
The distribution system --
Expanding watersheds --
The state water project --
The central valley project --
Colorado River delivery systems --
The Los Angeles aqueduct --
The Hetch Hetchy aqueduct --
The Mokelumne aqueduct --
The North Bay --
Challenges to California water management --
Extinction is forever --
A thirsty garden --
The Salton Sea --
Animals impacts --
Beneath your feet --
Out of sight, out of control --
Can you drink the water? --
Giardia --
Mass medication --
The bottled-water phenomenon --
The problem is us --
Where does your dog go? --
Unchecked growth : messing with the cycle --
Meeting the challenges : California's water future --
The public trust --
Restoration --
CALFED --
The debate over dams --
Build more behemoths? --
Off-stream dams? --
Raise existing dams? --
Raze existing dams? --
Storage in the bank --
Transfers : water as a commodity --
Short-cutting the cycle --
Squeezing the sponge --
Clean water --
Lemonade from lemons --
What future do you choose? --
Acronyms and abbreviations --
Historical timeline --
Agencies and organizations.
Series Title: California natural history guides, 76.
Responsibility: David Carle.
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Great intro

by bteeter (WorldCat user published 2005-10-11) Very Good Permalink
This is an excellent introduction to the natural history and politics of water in California (both of which can be very complicated to the newcomer).
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