California Water Virtual Tour

Sponsored by: UC Agriculture and Natural Resources, in collaboration with the Center for Watershed Sciences

           

Organizers:     Samuel Sandoval Solis     Helen E. Dahlke     Jay Lund     Stuart Pettygrove     Doug Parker

Participating Students:     Vicki Lin     Omar Tinoco

Videos of Themes  and Hydrologic Regions       Materials     Water and Drought Online Seminar Series

 

There is no other state where water and economic development is so tight than California. Since the gold rush, water has been the engine that has promoted economic and social development in the state. Water is still a precious resource in California; however, by nature, the distribution of water and ecosystems across the state are highly variable, from glaciers in Mount Shasta and high snowfall in Northern California to almost no precipitation in the Mojave Desert in Southern California.

The California Water Virtual Tour is a compilation of 15 Stops (videos) explained by a series of Tourguides (Experts from UC Davis) describing the physical, legal and water management issues of the California Water Landscape. Each Stop provide a virtual tour using materials such as maps and/or videos built on google earth©.

Themes

Overview of Water in California
Jay Lund. Prof. & Director of the Center for Watershed Sciences, UC Davis

Water Law
Virginia Cahill. Lecturer. Dept. Land Air and Water Resources, UC Davis

Water Economics
Richard Howitt. Professor Emeritus, UC Davis

Groundwater
Graham Fogg. Prof. Dept. Land, Air and Water Resources, UC Davis

Hydropower
Sarah Yarnell, Researcher, Center for Watershed Sciences, UC Davis

Climate Change and Paleoclimatology
Lynn B. Ingram, Prof. Earth & Planetary Science and Geography, UC Berkeley

Rivers, Reservoir and Reoperation of Water Resources System
Natural Heritage Institute and The Nature Conservancy

Current Drought (2013 - 2014)
Panel: Samuel Sandoval, Jay Lund, Jeff Mount and Richard Howitt

Hydrologic Regions

Central Valley Project (1949 - Historic Perspective)
Coronet Instructional Films ©, W. R. McConnell.

Sierra Nevada Rivers (Tuolumne)
Sarah Yarnell, Researcher, Center for Watershed Sciences, UC Davis

Sacramento Valley
Jay Lund. Prof. & Director of the Center for Watershed Sciences, UC Davis

San Joaquin and Tulare Basins
Jay Lund. Prof. & Director of the Center for Watershed Sciences, UC Davis

The Delta
Jay Lund. Prof. & Director of the Center for Watershed Sciences, UC Davis

San Francisco - Bay Area
Jay Lund. Prof. & Director of the Center for Watershed Sciences, UC Davis

Central Coast - Pajaro Valley
Samuel Sandoval. Prof. CE Specialist. Dept. Land Air and Water Resources, UC Davis

Southern California
Jay Lund. Prof. & Director of the Center for Watershed Sciences, UC Davis

South Lahontan
Inyo-Mono Integrated Regional Water Management Program

Colorado River
Josue Medellin Azuara. Researcher, Center for Watershed Sciences, UC Davis

Lake Tahoe
Geoffrey Schladow. Professor & Director, Tahoe Environmental Research Center, UC Davis

Klamath River
Jeffrey Mount. Professor Emeritus UC Davis

These materials were recorded during a 2 day workshop on February 22-23, 2014, at the new ANR Offices. The tourguides gave a presentation on the topics mentioned. In addition, this workshop helped to develop networking among the participants, mostly from ANR. Originally, these tours were oriented to provide fundamental knowledge to new hires (Academic and Faculty) at the University of California. Fortunately, each tour was so well explained by the tourguides, that these materials can be used for a broad audience, such as: students, water resources practitioners, and the community in general.

Materials

Click here to download the list of recommended literature and handouts provided by the tourguides.

Contact Information

Dr. Samuel Sandoval Solis, Phone: 530-754-9646, email: samsandoval@ucdavis.edu