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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.
February 21, 1996 - Plans Needed for Conservation of Land Resources
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
April 5, 1995 - Presented To Assembly Budget Subcommittee No.4 on State Administration - Assembly Member Willard Murray, Chair
March 23, 1995 - Presented To Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Subcommittee No.3 Senator Mike Thompson, Chair
March 7, 1995 - Presented To Budget Subcommittee No.3 on Resources, Transportation and the Environment
February 22, 1995 - Analysis of the 1995-96 Budget Bill, Resources Chapter
February 23, 1994 - Environmental Protection Relies Heavily on Regulatory Fees
February 23, 1994 - Environmental Programs Continue to Become More User Friendly
February 22, 1994 - Analysis of the 1994-95 Budget Bill, Resources Chapter
February 1, 1992 - Financing of Resources and Environmental Programs
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.
September 3, 1991 - We recommend various steps to improve the performance of the DFG Department of Fish and Game.