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WATER ISSUES AT A GLANCE
  • Groundwater
    Groundwater

    A consistent methodology for monitoring groundwater on a statewide basis would help address a critical need. Groundwater is an important source of freshwater, but knowledge of the groundwater level is not uniformly available.

  • Sierra Nevada Snowpack
    Sierra Nevada Snowpack

    Having an accurate read on snowpack volume is vital for making allocation decisions and forecasts.

  • Regional Climate Models
    Regional Climate Models

    California water managers are required to forecast a host of factors that involve considerable uncertainties, but water agencies may lack funding for model development.

  • Levee Monitoring
    Levee Monitoring

    Islands that inhibit saltwater intrusion in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta are gradually sinking.