Hydrological Impacts of a California Water Transfer

by James A. Yost, West Yost & Associates, Davis, United States,
Robert A. Beggs, West Yost & Associates, Davis, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Management of Irrigation and Drainage Systems: Integrated Perspectives

Abstract: Conaway Ranch, located in Yolo County, California, transferred water to the California Emergency Drought Water Bank (Water Bank) in 1991 and 1992. Water for these transfers was generated by land fallowing, groundwater substitution, and groundwater pumping and sale. The hydrological effects of the water transfers were evaluated through an extensive monitoring program. Substantial potential exists for long term conjuctive use of the ranch's surface and groundwater resources.

Subject Headings: Hydrology | Water resources | Groundwater | Water management | Surface water | Spillways | Emergency management | Droughts | North America | California | United States

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