SURFACE WATER INTERACTIONS & GROUNDWATER RECHARGE

5 minute reads

Groundwater Recharge in the SGMA Era: California clarifies beneficial use guidelines for recharge projects addressing SGMA undesirable result

Novel Effort to Aid Groundwater on California’s Central Coast Could Help Other Depleted Basins

Accelerating Cost-Effective Green Stormwater Infrastructure: Learning from Local Implementation

This blog post summarizes an issue brief on Recharge Net Metering, a strategy that incentivizes managed aquifer recharge through rebates.

This is a Q&A with Michael Kiparsky, the Director of UC Berkeley’s Wheeler Water Institute. They discuss groundwater, recharge net metering, and net energy metering.

This article summarizes a report from the UC Berkeley Wheeler Water Institute with the same title. The report covers the importance of stormwater management during drought and the role of green stormwater infrastructure.

To Manage California’s Groundwater, Think More About Surface Water

State law recognizes rivers and groundwater are connected — now what?

The Nature Conservancy’s Gage Gap Tool

This is a transcript of an interview on how surface water should be considered in groundwater management planning.

This opinion piece expresses the importance of acknowledging the interconnection between groundwater and surface water in state water policy.

An analysis of California’s stream gage network. Discover the largest faps by watershed, explore where inactive gages offer opportunities for renewed efforts, and learn who is funding gages.

10-30 minute reads

Recharge Net Metering to Enhance Groundwater Sustinability

When is Groundwater Recharge a Beneficial Use of Surface Water?

2019 California Environmental Flows Workshop Glossary of Terms

This issue brief describes Recharge Net Metering as a strategy that incentivizes managed aquifer recharge through rebates. It includes an account of the pilot program in Pajaro Valley, California.

This issue brief explains when surface water should be used for groundwater recharge under the California Water Act.

Includes terms from Instream Flow Council’s Instream Flow Manual (Annear et al. 2004)

The California Environmental Flows Framework

The California Environmental Flows Framework (CEFF) is a set of tools, products, and guidance, for developing ecological flow regimes in California. The resulting ecological flow regimes can then be used to establish environmental flow objectives that balance ecological and human water needs.

Multi-Benefit Groundwater Recharge Case Studies

This Groundwater Resource Hub resource page provides examples of case studies that show how managed aquifer recharge projects can also provide benefits to nature, including providing water for wintering shorebirds, fisheries, and other GDEs such as riparian habitats.

Greater than 1 hour reads

Groundwater in the Cuyama Valley Webinar

Accelerating Cost-Effective Green Stormwater Infrastructure: Learning from Local Implementation

Navigating Groundwater-Surface Water Interactions under the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act

One-hour webinar on challenges for groundwater sustainability in the Cuyama Valley

This report describes the importance of stormwater management through the use of green stormwater infrastructure (GSI). It discusses GSI implementation, the monitoring of GSI, and regulators roles in stormwater management.

The report is from a conference that was held at UC Berkeley. In the report they discuss a range of legal and technical dimensions of groundwater-surface water interactions and water rights under the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act.

Trout Unlimited: California Instream Flow Resources

Information on water rights, case studies, planning documents and downloadable fact sheets.