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California Institute for Water Resources

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Drought Resources, Events, and Experts

In the midst of historic drought, California’s academic institutions serve as a tremendous resource both in offering everything from near-term management advice to farmers and ranchers to the innovative work being carried out by researchers on everything from drought resistant crops to snow sensors to climate change. 

CropManage: Online Irrigation Scheduling

CropManage is a tool for online irrigation scheduling of vegetables and berries. CropManage was designed to be as intuitive as possible for growers and farm managers to use, with a secure login procedure so that only individuals with permission can view and/or edit water and nitrogen fertilizer records of a particular farming operation.      

Nitrate Groundwater Pollution Hazard Index

The Nitrate Groundwater Pollution Hazard Index was developed to provide information to farmers interest in voluntary management practices that reduce nitrogen contamination potential in groundwater.


ENVIRO-GRO was developed to provide simulations of the growth of agricultural crops. The program simulates subsurface variably-saturated water flow, solute transport, root water uptake, nitrogen uptake, and relative yield for agricultural applications.

California Academic Water Programs

California's world-class higher education system offers a wide variety of resources and expertise on water-related issues in the state and around the world.


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