Water Budgets and the Story They Tell
From Jeff Layne
Water Resources Scientist
Butte County Department of Water & Resource Conservation
“You can’t manage what you don’t measure!” During this presentation Christina Buck highlights portions of the Water Inventory and Analysis Report 2016 from this multi-year project. Water budgets are an important tool to help everyone understand how much water flows through the hydrologic system. Water budgets include numbers for inflows by source and all of the water uses from agriculture to urban. Dr. Buck explains why it is important to have a water budget and all of the questions that need to be answered during its creation, its interpretation once it is created, and how it can be used to manage limited resources.
Recorded: April 12, 2017