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WATER RESOURCES

This list has been compiled by UCCE San Diego staff to provide resources, tools, and information on the topic of Water and Irrigation. Current as of July 12, 2021.

RESOURCE NAME RESOURCE ADMINISTRATOR DESCRIPTION
Water Quality Research & Education in San Diego County UCCE San Diego UCCE San Diego has compiled a list of grower-targeted water resources, including a stormwater compliance checklist, BMPs for nurseries, self assessments for various growing operations, and much more.
Sustainable Groundwater Management for San Diego County (para español, haga clic en "español" a la derecha) San Diego County Planning & Development Services Get the latest information for the four groundwater basins subject to the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act in San Diego County.
California Farm Food Safety E-learning Series: Production Agricultural Water UC Food Safety This E-learning series will provide information on risks associated with production agricultural water, current best practices for agricultural water management, treatment options for agricultural water, and updates on the Produce Safety Rule agricultural water testing requirements.  This series is tailored to Californians, with specific agricultural water regulatory and enforcement information relevant to California growers.
Commercial Agriculture Regulatory Program California Water Boards Get information here to enroll in the General Agricultural Order in order to be in compliance, by implementing management measures and BMPs to prevent and minimize the discharge of polllutants that may adversely impact water quality in California.
Sustainable Groundwater Management Act: Regulatory Oversight and Planning Assistance CA Department of Water Resources Informs readers of the importance of SGMA, provides a portal to access information and data submission, and provides contact points for planning, technical, and financial assistance with SGMA compliance.
California Irrigation Management Information System (CIMIS) CA Department of Water Resources CIMIS was designed to assist California irrigators in managing their water resources more efficiently by providing precipitation, temperature, dew point, wind, and other localized weather data.
Water Management Planning Tool CA Department of Water Resources This tool is an interactive map application that allows users to overlay different layers onto a map of California, to provide information regarding the CA Water Plan, Integrated Regional Water Management, and Sustainable Groundwater Management Act.
California Institute for Water Resources UCANR Water The mission of the California Institute for Water Resources is to integrate California's research, extension, and education programs to develop research-based solutions to water resource challenges. We do this by facilitating collaborative research and outreach on water issues across California's academic institutions and with international, federal, state, regional, nonprofit, and campus communities.
Water Evaluation And Planning System: English / Español Stockholm Environment Institute, U.S. Center The Water Evaluation And Planning System software aims to incorporate supply, demand, water quality, and limited resource issues across agricultural, municipal, and environmental applications into a practical yet robust software tool for integrated water resources planning.
National Water Information System United States Geological Survey The National Water Information System (NWIS) provides access to water-related data at over 1.5 million sites in the United States and its territories.
Precipitation Frequency Data Server NOAA National Weather Service Access precipitation frequency estimates for precipitation depth or intensity as tables, graphs, or GIS layers for any location in the contiguous United States.
Strategies for Efficient Irrigation Water Use Oregon State University Extension Tips to maximize usage of irrigation water and reduce irrigation water loss.