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Mapping Groundwater Dependent Ecosystems in California

Jeanette Howard and Matt Merrifield

Most groundwater conservation and management efforts focus on protecting groundwater for drinking water, agriculture and other human uses with little consideration of the ecosystems that depend on groundwater. This work illuminates the connection between groundwater and surface ecosystems and was the first to identify and map the distribution of GDEs in California.

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Mapping Groundwater Dependent Ecosystems in California

Groundwater and Stream Interaction in California’s Central Valley: Insights for Sustainable Groundwater Management

The Nature Conservancy

Technical information on the state of streams and groundwater resources in California’s Central Valley is reviewed and presented graphically. The physical inter-relationship between the surface and groundwater resources and the impacts that groundwater pumping has had and is currently having on Central Valley rivers and streams is illustrated.

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Groundwater and Stream Interaction in California’s Central Valley

A Global Synthesis of Managing Groundwater Dependent Ecosystems Under Sustainable Groundwater Policy

Melissa M. Rohde, Ray Froend and Jeanette Howard

This paper compares existing global policy initiatives for the protection and management of GDEs; synthesizes Australia's adaptive management approach of GDEs in their state water plans; and highlights opportunities and challenges of applying Australia's approach for managing GDEs under other water management policies worldwide.

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A Global Synthesis of Managing Groundwater Dependent Ecosystems Under Sustainable Groundwater Policy

The Amargosa River Defies the Desert

Jim Robbins

The Amargosa River flows through the Mojave Desert as part of a unique and threatened groundwater dependent ecosystem.  This article reviews the challenges in protecting this one of a kind environment that dependent on the continued availability of groundwater.

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The Amargosa River Defies the Desert
 
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Ecosystems Need Groundwater Too

Lori Pottinger

Groundwater dependent ecosystems are coming into focus under the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act. New information and increased communication will fuel the opportunity to preserve the things we care about in California.

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