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Estimated agricultural land use in the combined Salinas River Watershed and the DWR Bulletin 118 Salinas Valley Groundwater Basin beginning in 1771 through 2015.
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.
Dr. Peter Reinelt, Resource Economist, State University of New York at Fredonia
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"2017 - Land Use Trends Salinas River Watershed and Groundwater Basin 1771-2015 [DRAFT] by Dr. Peter Reinelt" (2017). Related Research and Documents. 3.