The Water Cycle/ Water Resources: Global to Local. Ellen Metzger BAESI: California’s Resources July 2010. Water in the Earth System. What are some reservoirs for water in the Earth system? What are some processes that move water through the Earth system?
BAESI: California’s Resources
Terms: Water table
San Joaquin Valley: Subsidence 1925-1977" From USGS Professional Paper 1401-A/ Photo by Dick Ireland, USGS, 1977
may adversely impact salmon and other species.
as well as the sustainability of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.
Increased population and greater demand for energy
Decreased snow melt flowing through = decreased potential for hydropower production
However, future precipitation projections are uncertain.
on water resources