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California Water Subsidies: References

December 15, 2004


[1] US Department of Interior. 1997. The Impact of Federal Programs on Wetlands - Vol. II. Office of Environmental Policy and Compliance. Available at:

[2] US Congressional Budget Office. 1997. Water use conflicts in the West: Implications of reforming the Bureau of Reclamation's water supply policies. The Congress of the United States. August, 1997. Available at: use.pdf

[3] Wahl, R. 1989. Markets for federal water. Subsidies, property rights, and the Bureau of Reclamation. Resources for the Future. Washington, DC.

[4] US General Accounting Office. 1989. Water Subsidies. Basic Changes Needed to Avoid Abuse of the 960-Acre Limit. October 1989. Available at:

[5] US General Accounting Office. 1991. Reclamation Law. Changes Needed Before Water Service Contracts Are Renewed. August 1991. Available at:

[6] US General Accounting Office. 1994. Water Subsidies. Impact of Higher Irrigation Rates on Central Valley Project Farmers. April 1994. Available at:

[7] Taxpayers for Common Sense. 2001. Retreat on Reform: Clinton Administration Backs Off On Reducing Water Subsidies. January 17, 2001. Available at:

[8] Taxpayers for Common Sense. 2004. Money Down the Drain: The Bureau of Reclamation Fails to Implement Important Reforms in the Central Valley Project. Available at:

[9] Natural Resources Defense Council. 1985. Turning off the Tap on Federal Water Subsidies. Volume I. The Central Valley Project: The $3.5 Billion Giveaway.

[10] Miller, G. 2003. Selling California's water down the river. Congressman George Miller. San Francisco Chronicle, Sept. 10. 2003.

[11] US Bureau of Reclamation. 2004. Annual CVP ratebooks. Available at:

[12] Villarejo, D. 1986. How much is enough? Federal water subsidies and agriculture in California's Central Valley. California Institute for Rural Studies.

[13] US Geological Survey. 2004. Estimated use of water in the United States in 2000. U.S. Geological Survey Circular 1268. USGS Reston, Virginia. Available at:

[14] California Department of Water Resources. 1998. Bulletin 160-98: California Water Plan Available at:

[15] California Department of Water Resources. 2002. Bulletin 132-01. Management of the California State Water Project. December 2002. Available at:

[16] California Department of Water Resources. 2004. Bulletin 132-02. Management of the California State Water Project. January 2004. Available at:

[17] California Bay-Delta Authority. 2004. Environmental water account asset acquisition, costs, and use in water years 2001 through 2004. Distributed at California Bay-Delta Authority's September 8-9, 2004 workshop titled "Evaluating the first four years and scientific need for a long-term EWA" in Sacramento, CA.

[18] US Bureau of Reclamation and the California Department of Water Resources. 2003. The Upper San Joaquin River Basin Storage Investigation. Phase 1 Investigation Report. Initial Surface Storage Options Screening. October 2003. Available at:

[19] National Research Council (NRC). 1989. Irrigation-Induced Water Quality Problems. What can be learned from the San Joaquin Valley Experience. Available at

[20] Jan van Schilfgaarde. 1989. High Price of Making Desert Bloom. St Louis Post-Dispatch, Dec. 12, 1989.

[21] US Department of Agriculture (USDA). 2003. Agricultural Resources and Environmental Indicators, 2003. Agriculture Handbook No. (AH722). Available at

[22] US Geological Service (USGS). 2004. Water-Quality: Irrigation Drainage in California. Available at

[23] Environmental Working Group (EWG). 2002. Consider the Source. Farm runoff, chlorination byproducts, and human health. Available at:

[24] US Department of Agriculture (USDA). 1997. Agricultural Resources and Environmental Indicators, 1996-97. Agriculture Handbook No. 712 (AH712). Available at

[25] Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board. 2002. CWA Section 303(d) List of Water Quality Limited Segment. Approved by USEPA July 2003. Available at:

[26] Taxpayers for Common Sense. 2004. Central Valley Water Project Repayment Graph, 1949-1998. Available at:

[27] CalFed. 1999. Economic Evaluation of Water Management Alternatives Screening Analysis and Scenario Development. Available at:

[28] Sunding, DL. 2001. Testimony before the House Subcommittee on Water and Power regarding California water supply reliability. July 26, 2001. David Sunding is the Director of the Center for Sustainable Resource Development at the University of California at Berkeley.


GIS/Map References

California Spatial Information Library. 2002. California Water Districts.

The National Atlas of the United States of America. 2004. Map Layers Warehouse.

Premier Data Services. 2004. PLSS Grid of California.

State Water Resources Control Board. 2002. GIS Layers of the Central Valley 303(d) Water Quality Listed Segments.