Introduction to Water in California
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Introduction to Water in California

David Carle

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Introduction to Water in California

David Carle

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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 in a state facing the future with an overextended water supply, this fascinating book shows that, for all Californians, every drop counts. New to this updated edition: * Additional maps, figures, and photos * Expanded coverage of potential impacts to precipitation, snowpack, and water supply from climate change * Updated information about the struggle for water management and potential solutions * New content about sustainable groundwater use and regulation, desalination, water recycling, stormwater capture, and current proposals for water storage and diversion *Additional table summarizing water sources for 360 California cities and towns

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Year
2015
ISBN
9780520962897
1
a 
great 
water 
wheel
A 
partnership 
between 
land 
and 
a 
planetary 
water 
cycle 
pro-
duces 
the 
California 
climate 
and 
shapes 
the 
natural 
landscape 
of 
the 
state. 
California’s 
weather 
is 
generated 
primarily 
by 
westerly 
winds 
off 
the 
PaciÔ¨Āc¬†
Ocean. 
In 
the 
winter, 
low 
pressure 
in 
the 
northern 
PaciÔ¨Āc¬†
sends 
cold, 
wet 
storms 
to 
the 
state. 
California 
Chapter 
One
Tapping 
into 
a 
Planetary 
Cycle
See 
how 
every 
raindrop 
and 
snowÔ¨āake,¬†
every 
skyborne 
molecule 
of 
H
2
O 
that 
falls. 
. 
.is 
also 
a 
child 
of 
Ocean 
and 
Sun. 
. 
. 
. 
See 
how 
those 
streams 
and 
rivers, 
as 
Aldo 
Leopold 
pointed 
out, 
are 
‚Äúround,‚Ä̬†
running 
past 
our 
feet 
and 
out 
to 
sea, 
then 
rising 
up 
in 
great 
tapestries 
of 
gravity-defying 
vapor 
to 
blow 
and 
Ô¨āow¬†
back 
over 
us 
in 
oceans 
of 
cloud, 
fall 
once 
more 
upon 
the 
slopes 
as 
rain 
and 
snow, 
then 
congeal 
and 
start 
seaward, 
forming 
the 
perpetual 
prayer 
wheels 
we 
call 
watersheds.
‚ÄĒDavid¬†
Duncan, 
My 
Story 
as 
Told 
by 
Water
Especially 
as 
I 
drink 
the 
last 
of 
my 
water, 
I 
believe 
that 
we 
are 
subjects 
of 
the 
planet’s 
hydrologic 
process, 
too 
proud 
to 
write 
ourselves 
into 
textbooks 
along 
with 
clouds, 
rivers, 
and 
morning 
dew.
‚ÄĒCraig¬†
Childs, 
The 
Secret 
Knowledge 
of 
Water

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APA 6 Citation
Carle, D. (2015). Introduction to Water in California (2nd ed.). University of California Press. Retrieved from https://www.perlego.com/book/550754/introduction-to-water-in-california-pdf (Original work published 2015)
Chicago Citation
Carle, David. (2015) 2015. Introduction to Water in California. 2nd ed. University of California Press. https://www.perlego.com/book/550754/introduction-to-water-in-california-pdf.
Harvard Citation
Carle, D. (2015) Introduction to Water in California. 2nd edn. University of California Press. Available at: https://www.perlego.com/book/550754/introduction-to-water-in-california-pdf (Accessed: 14 October 2022).
MLA 7 Citation
Carle, David. Introduction to Water in California. 2nd ed. University of California Press, 2015. Web. 14 Oct. 2022.