Resources: a citizens guide to California's Water

A Big State with an Even Bigger Thirst

 
 
 

The Heavyweights

CALIFORNIA A primer on California water infrastructure. →

CALIFORNIA
A primer on California water infrastructure. 

THE CALIFORNIA DELTA California's single largest source of fresh water. →

THE CALIFORNIA DELTA
California's single largest source of fresh water. 

THE CENTRAL VALLEY PROJECT Federal infrastructure shaping California. →

THE CENTRAL VALLEY PROJECT
Federal infrastructure shaping California. 

THE COLORADO RIVER COMPACT California gets 15% of it's water from the Colorado River. →

THE COLORADO RIVER COMPACT
California gets 15% of it's water from the Colorado River. 

THE STATE WATER PROJECT History, facts and figures. →

THE STATE WATER PROJECT
History, facts and figures. 

 
 
 

A Colored Past

A BRIEF HISTORY OF CALIFORNIA WATER California and the manipulation of water are inseparable. →

A BRIEF HISTORY OF CALIFORNIA WATER
California and the manipulation of water are inseparable. 

THE OWENS VALLEY CONFLICT AND "AREA OF ORIGIN" WATER RIGHTS The 1927 bombing of an aqueduct pipeline in the Alabama Hills triggers yet another fight for water rights in California with a dubious outcome. →

THE OWENS VALLEY CONFLICT AND "AREA OF ORIGIN" WATER RIGHTS
The 1927 bombing of an aqueduct pipeline in the Alabama Hills triggers yet another fight for water rights in California with a dubious outcome. 

THE MONO LAKE CASE A landmark use of the Public Trust Doctrine brought national attention to water issues in California.→

THE MONO LAKE CASE
A landmark use of the Public Trust Doctrine brought national attention to water issues in California.