Introduction to Water in California

ISBN-10: 0520240863

ISBN-13: 9780520240865

Edition: 2004

Authors: David Carle

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It takes 8 gallons of water to grow a tomato; 616 gallons to make a burger patty. In fact, the food each of us consumes per day represents an investment of 4,500 gallons of water, according to the California Farm Bureau. In this densely populated state where it rains only six months out of the year, where does all that water come from? This thoroughly engaging, concise book tells the story of California's most precious resource, tracing the journey of water in the state from the atmosphere to the snowpack to our faucets and foods. Along the way, we learn much about California itself as the book describes its rivers, lakes, wetlands, dams, and aqueducts and discusses the role of water in agriculture, the environment, and politics. Essential reading for a state facing the future with an already overextended water supply, this fascinating book shows that, for all Californians, every drop counts. * Features 137 color photographs and 27 color maps * Includes a table "Where Does Your Water Come From?" that answers the question for 315 California cities and towns * Provides up-to-date information on water quality in California, covering such timely topics as Giardia, groundwater contamination, fluoride, and the bottled-water phenomenon
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List price: $18.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 4/26/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 276
Size: 4.75" wide x 7.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.418
Language: English

Introduction--Water Web: Connected Californians
Tapping into a Planetary Cycle
A Great Water Wheel
The Vital Molecule
"Normal" Weather: Anything but "Average"
California Water Landscape
Pristine Waterscape
Hydrologic Regions
North Coast Region
Sacramento River Region
North Lahontan Region
San Francisco Bay Region
San Joaquin River Region
Central Coast Region
Tulare Lake Region
South Lahontan Region
South Coast Region
Colorado River Region
The Distribution System
Expanding Watersheds
The State Water Project
The Central Valley Project
Colorado River Delivery Systems
The Los Angeles Aqueduct
The Hetch Hetchy Aqueduct
The Mokelumne Aqueduct
The North Bay
Challenges to California Water Management
Extinction Is Forever
A Thirsty Garden
The Salton Sea
Animal Impacts
Beneath Your Feet
Out of Sight, Out of Control
Can You Drink the Water?
Mass Medication
The Bottled-Water Phenomenon
The Problem Is Us
Where Does Your Dog Go?
Unchecked Growth: Messing with the Cycle
Meeting the Challenges: California's Water Future
The Public Trust
The Debate Over Dams
Build More Behemoths?
Off-Stream Dams?
Raise Existing Dams?
Raze Existing Dams?
Storage in the Bank
Transfers: Water As a Commodity
Short-Cutting the Cycle
Squeezing the Sponge
Clean Water
Lemonade from Lemons
What Future Do You Choose?
Acronyms and Abbreviations
Historical Timeline
Agencies and Organizations
Photo Credits
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