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Introduction to water in California

Author: David Carle
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2009.
Series: California natural history guides, 76.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This title tells the story of California's most precious resource, tracing the journey of water in the state from the atmosphere to the snowpack to our faucets and foods.

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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: 0520240863 9780520240865 0520235800 9780520235809 9780520260160 0520260163
OCLC Number: 752268062
Description: xv, 261 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 20 cm.
Contents: Acknowledgments Introduction: Water Web--Connected Californians PART 1. TAPPING INTO A PLANETARY CYCLE A Great Water Wheel Vital Molecule "Normal" Weather--Anything But "Average" PART 2. CALIFORNIA WATER LANDSCAPE Pristine Waterscape Groundwater Hydrologic Regions: North Coast Sacramento River North Lahontan San Francisco Bay San Joaquin Central Coast Tulare Lake South Lahontan South Coast Colorado River PART 3. THE DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM Expanding Watersheds State Water Project Central Valley Project Colorado River Delivery Systems Los Angeles Aqueduct Hetch Hetchy Aqueduct Mokulumne Aqueduct Other Districts Where Does Your Water Come From? PART 4. CHALLENGES TO CALIFORNIA WATER MANAGEMENT Extinction is Forever A Thirsty Garden Salton Sea Animal 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 PART 5. MEETING CHALLENGES--CALIFORNIA'S WATER FUTURE The Public Trust Restoration CALFED The Debate Over Dams: Build More Behemoths? Offstream Dams? Raise Existing Dams? Raze Existing Dams? Storage in the Bank Transfers: Water as a Commodity Short-cutting the Cycle (Recycling) Squeezing the Sponge (Conservation) Clean Water Lemonade from Lemons (Desalination) What Future Do You Choose? California Water Timeline Glossary Agencies and Organizations References
Series Title: California natural history guides, 76.
Responsibility: David Carle.
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