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(1) The Bay Delta: A Key to Solving California’s Water Problem, and (2) Economic and Revenue Developments

September 23, 1996 - (1) The Bay Delta: A Key to Solving California’s Water Problem, and (2) Economic and Revenue Developments

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The Bay-Delta: A Key to Solving California's Water Problem

June 3, 1996 - The Department of Water Resources concluded in its 1994 California Water Plan Update that California's annual water supplies are generally adequate to meet current demand in "normal" (nondrought) years. However, the department forecasts a shortage in the year 2000 for California's water users as a group (domestic, industrial, agricultural, and environmental) that will increase in subsequent years. The projected shortage results both from factors that reduce supply and those that increase demand. Among the most important factors reducing water supply for nonenvironmental users are recent federal limits on water diversions in order to protect fish and wildlife habitat. Projected population growth adds most to future increases in demand.

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Analysis of the 1996-97 Budget Bill, Resources Chapter

February 21, 1996 - Analysis of the 1996-97 Budget Bill, Resources Chapter

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Plans Needed for Conservation of Land Resources

February 21, 1996 - Plans Needed for Conservation of Land Resources

Hearing Handout

Funding Environmental Regulation

April 28, 1995 - Presented by Mark Newton to: University of California, Berkeley Environmental Health Policy Program Workshop On: Taxing Pesticides to Fund Environmental Management and Integrated Pest Management

Hearing Handout

Agricultural Labor Relations Board Workload

April 5, 1995 - Presented To Assembly Budget Subcommittee No.4 on State Administration - Assembly Member Willard Murray, Chair

Hearing Handout

Agricultural Labor Relations Board Workload

March 23, 1995 - Presented To Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Subcommittee No.3 Senator Mike Thompson, Chair

Hearing Handout

1995-96 Budget Overview Selected Departments and Capital Outlay

March 7, 1995 - Presented To Budget Subcommittee No.3 on Resources, Transportation and the Environment

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Analysis of the 1995-96 Budget Bill, Resources Chapter

February 22, 1995 - Analysis of the 1995-96 Budget Bill, Resources Chapter

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Environmental Protection Relies Heavily on Regulatory Fees

February 23, 1994 - Environmental Protection Relies Heavily on Regulatory Fees

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Environmental Programs Continue to Become More User Friendly

February 23, 1994 - Environmental Programs Continue to Become More User Friendly

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Analysis of the 1994-95 Budget Bill, Resources Chapter

February 22, 1994 - Analysis of the 1994-95 Budget Bill, Resources Chapter

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Financing of Resources and Environmental Programs

February 1, 1992 - Financing of Resources and Environmental Programs

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A Perspective on the Drought in California

November 21, 1991 - Despite heavy rains in March 1991, California continues to face a serious near-term water problem resulting from five years of drought. In fact, the amount of water in storage on October 1, 1991 was about equal to the amount in storage one year ago—a year in which strict conservation measures were imposed in some areas and there were significant reductions in water supplies for many agricultural users. In this paper, we provide background information on California's water system, the impact of the drought, water needs in the future, and legislative options for coping with water supply limitations.

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A Review of the Department of Fish and Game: Issues and Options for Improving Its Performance

September 3, 1991 - We recommend various steps to improve the performance of the DFG Department of Fish and Game.

Environment and Natural Resources Staff

Ross Brown
(916) 319-8345
Air Quality, Energy, Recycling, and Climate Change
 
Rachel Ehlers
(916) 319-8330
Water, Coastal Development, and Fish and Wildlife
 
Helen Kerstein
(916) 319-8364
Forestry, Parks, and High Speed Rail
 
Frank Jimenez
(916) 319-8324
Highways and Roads, Agriculture, and Toxics
 
Eunice Roh
(916) 319-8327
Mass Transportation, Traffic Enforcement, Statewide Infrastructure
 
Brian Brown
(916) 319-8325
Deputy Legislative Analyst: Environment and Transportation