1997, April 14 – Salinas Valley Water Coalition request to Monterey County Board of Supervisors to deny Tanimura & Antle’s claim for alternative relief filed on March 24, 1997.
1997 correspondence, claim for alternative relief and supporting declarations and documents, all relating to issues pertaining to the operation of the Nacimiento and San Antonio reservoirs, the conveyance system and the delivery of water to parcels located in the Salinas River Groundwater Basin at the north end of Monterey County, California
2014, February 26 – Proposal to Abolish or Limit Water Data Confidentiality to 1-5 Years: Improving Water Resource Management and Increasing Net Water Benefits in the State of California
A February 26, 2014, submission by Dr. Peter Reinelt to the California State Water Resources Control Board his Proposal to Abolish or Limit Water Data Confidentiality. This proposal provided a conceptual economic framework for a comprehensive review of the economics of water data confidentiality with the goal, in furtherance of both public and private interest, of improving water resource management and increasing net water benefits in the State of California.
2017, August - Hornbeck Project's Historical Documents Applied to 21st Century Water Law / Sustainable Water Management in the Salinas Valley [Draft]
The memorandum examines some of the documents and references found in the CSUMB "Hornbeck Collection" and discusses the significance of the information as it relates to the colonization lands of the Western Hemisphere by the Spanish and the English, and the impact of the different approaches to colonization on the development of California and the historic legal basis for land ownership and water entitlements in California. It suggests how the historic land use and water entitlements of the State can be harmonized with the requirements of the California Sustainable Groundwater Management Act.
2017, January - Sharing Groundwater - A Robust Framework and Implementation Roadmap for Sustainable Groundwater Management in California, Working Paper NI WP 17-02, Mike Young and Bryce McAteer
The working paper offers a framework and roadmap for development of a robust groundwater-sharing system consistent with California’s Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA). The proposed system would draw on global experience. Opportunities would be maximized by a suite of robust local governance, allocation, and administrative arrangements. The proposed system would incentivize innovation, stimulate investment, and facilitate low-cost adjustment to changes in groundwater demand.
2017 - Land Use Trends Salinas River Watershed and Groundwater Basin 1771-2015 [DRAFT] by Dr. Peter Reinelt
Data collated from multiple sources from 1771 through 2015 is used to estimate agricultural land use in the Salinas River Watershed and Groundwater Basin. Institutional responsibility for collecting and maintaining data changed with evolving sovereignty over the region and later with state and county organizational changes. As institutional focus evolved, the type and form of data collected also changed. Therefore, the compiled data often used different units of measurements and have various levels of completeness. Thus, procedures are developed here to collate the data into a consistent form by transforming all cropping data sets to a per acre basis and to resolve any conflicts between data sets overlapping in time.
2017 – The Development of the Land Tenure and Water Systems in California and Specifically in the Salinas Valley Groundwater Basin [Draft]
Beginning with the Aboriginal era through the Spanish, Mexican and United States eras, maps and governmental documents reflect the state of knowledge concerning California (and the Salinas Valley) along with the driving needs and policies that determined how water was used and managed. By examining the maps, it is possible to determine the state of knowledge in Europe (and later in the United States) as it related to the physical and geographical attributes of California prior to colonization and subsequently throughout the Spanish and Mexican periods. Governmental documents provide a window to how land was used and granted during the Spanish and Mexican eras and the patenting process during the United States period. Documents and land use data further reveal the increased use of land and ensuing development and use of water systems in the Salinas Valley Groundwater Basin.