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Cuyama Valley, California hydrologic study: an assessment of water availability

August 14, 2014

Water resources are under pressure throughout California, particularly in agriculturally dominated valleys. Since 1949, the Cuyama Valley’s irrigated acreage has increased from 13 to 35 percent of the valley. Increased agriculture has contributed to the demand for water beyond natural recharge. The tools and information developed for this study can be used to help understand the Cuyama Valley aquifer system, an important resource of Santa Barbara County.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2014
Title Cuyama Valley, California hydrologic study: an assessment of water availability
DOI 10.3133/fs20143075
Authors Randall T. Hanson, Donald S. Sweetkind
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Fact Sheet
Series Number 2014-3075
Index ID fs20143075
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization California Water Science Center

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