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Boom (2013) 3 (3): 95–101.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Hadley; Peter Arnold A proposal to harvest and use the water runoff produced in the San Fernando Valley watershed. By mapping the places throughout the San Fernando Valley in which water runoff is wasted, used, sunk into groundwater, or contaminated, Hadley and Peter Arnold argue that even places...
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Boom (2016) 6 (1): 4–11.
Published: 01 March 2016
... conditions of the twenty-first century. This essay argues that California is leading the way in defining a new code to deal responsibly-and profitably-with climate change and its effects. © 2016 by The Regents of the University of California 2016 Drought Oroville Dam Oakland emissions groundwater...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 40–49.
Published: 01 September 2016
... decision to tap into external water- sheds was also driven by the aim of reducing the sinking of the city caused by the extraction of groundwater. The Lerma System, constructed between 1942 and 1951, conveyed water from sixty kilometers west. The water spends almost a third of the trip underground...
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Boom (2015) 5 (2): 52–63.
Published: 01 June 2015
.... Of course, the drought is news. The world s richest farming region may seem on the verge of collapse as groundwater levels plummet, towns go dry, and hundreds of thousands of acres of farmland stand empty. But the Central Valley s water supply has been declining for decades, and droughts have come...
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Boom (2013) 3 (3): 102–109.
Published: 01 September 2013
... instead focus on our lives and work. Some say we are headed for serious water crises and possibly even water wars. Reduced snowpack, changing rain patterns, and groundwater depletion are just a few of the big changes coming our way. We have a project underway to help our generation make sense of the mess...
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Boom (2013) 3 (3): 11–13.
Published: 01 September 2013
... section in the Owens Valley is open to air. We have an unlined stretch I call it the big ditch it s just a 40-foot wide ditch that the water flows in. The groundwater is so high in that portion of the Owens Valley that it makes water. More water comes in than is lost to groundwater infiltration. Then it...
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Boom (2013) 3 (3): 60–67.
Published: 01 September 2013
... watersheds, cleaning up contaminated groundwater, and reusing treated wastewater, while con- vincing customers to go along with rate hikes to pay to keep up a century-old system and invest in the future. BOOM: The Journal of California, Vol. 3, Number 3, pps 60 67, ISSN 2153-8018, electronic ISSN 2153-764X...
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Boom (2013) 3 (3): 86–94.
Published: 01 September 2013
... the pueblo. Shallow groundwater and spring water that collected in the basin s substrates provided additional water for pumping. A picture from 1863 of a water wheel taking irrigation water from the Los Angeles River against the background of ver- dant fields and green trees tells the story, as do...
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Boom (2012) 2 (1): 78–90.
Published: 03 March 2012
... Disappearing Water (New York: Penguin, 1993). 2 Water also seeps into the ground, but the climate, geology, and water uses in the Dry Creek watershed result in fairly stable PHOTOGRAPH BY STAR5112 (HTTPWWW.FLICKR.COM/PEOPLE/JOHNJOH/) groundwater levels on a year-to-year basis, so this factor can be ignored for...
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Boom (2011) 1 (1): 70–80.
Published: 01 March 2011
... provides nitrogen to the crops, but also seeps into the groundwater that Central Valley townspeople drink. Boom1001REV3.indd 72 1/22/11 2:20 PM BOOM | S P R I NG 2 011 73 Visalia, November 17, 2007: Tap water samples from small towns in the vicinity of Visalia. Their contents include nitrates from...