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Section J: Data Management

Data management is a regional effort amongst stakeholders to measure and report accurate information and includes all activities that further the knowledge and ability to describe the Tule River Basin region, to capture changes in the region over time, and to monitor Plan performance. As an activity of the IRWM Plan implementation, the RWMG understands the importance of data management when used for assessing progress in water resources management and reporting progress of management activities to the region’s stakeholders.

Section J describes the region’s data requirements, current data programs and collection techniques, existing data management system, and quality assurance/quality control measures to ensure the proper collection, transfer, and storage of data pertaining to IRWM planning.

Current data programs and data collection techniques within the region include methods to assess:

  • Groundwater Elevations
  • Stream Flow
  • Precipitation, Weather, and Climate Change
  • Reservoir Storage and Release FlowsPoint and Non-Point Pollution Discharge
  • Groundwater Quality
  • Surface Water Quality
  • Land Use and Population
  • Agricultural Water Demand
  • Urban Water Demand

The Regional Data Management System managed by the DCTRA contains the following information:

  • Groundwater Levels
  • Groundwater Quality
  • Precipitation
  • Subsidence
  • Surface Water Quality
  • Surface Water Quantity

In addition to the Regional Data Management System, a complete water quality database related to surface water is maintained. This program monitors flow, pH, temperature, turbidity, and dissolved oxygen, as well as a number of other constituents with the potential to impair water quality.

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