Flood-MAR Resources

Flooding rice fields in Yuba County with groundwater (DWR, 2009).

Flood-MAR White Paper

Resource Author(s):
  • California Department of Water Resources
Image Credit:California Department of Water Resources

The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) prepared this white paper to explore opportunities to use flood water for managed aquifer recharge (Flood-MAR) because DWR recognizes the need to rehabilitate and modernize water and flood infrastructure in California. Large-scale implementation of Flood-MAR can fundamentally change how flood and groundwater management are integrated by using flood water resulting from, or in anticipation of, rainfall or snowmelt for groundwater recharge on agricultural lands and working landscapes, including but not limited to refuges, floodplains, and flood bypasses.

Host Organization(s):
  • California Department of Water Resources
Topic Area(s):
  • Crop System Suitability
  • Economic Analysis
  • Environment - Terrestrial and Riparian/Aquatic
  • Hydrology Observation and Prediction
  • Infrastructure Conveyance and Hydraulics
  • Land Use Planning and Management
  • Local, State, and Federal Policies and Legal Considerations
  • People and Water
  • Recharge and Extraction Methods and Measurement
  • Reservoir Operations
  • Soils, Geology, and Aquifer Characterization
  • Water Quality