Lunch-MAR Videos

Lunch-MAR webinars take place the first Wednesday of each month. In these webinars, network members and invited guests present on and discuss a wide range of topics relevant to Flood-MAR, ranging from water rights to geophysics.

DWR Basin Characterization and AEM Survey (Lunch-MAR | November 2023)

As a part of DWR’s California’s Groundwater (Bulletin-118) Basin Characterization Program, DWR implemented the Statewide Airborne Electromagnetic Survey Project and have now collected over 15,000 line-miles of data, covering the extent of 78 groundwater subbasins, including the entire Central Valley. The AEM data have been interpreted for material texture (coarse fraction) and can be used to better understand groundwater recharge pathways and identify potential aquifer recharge locations.

Implementation at Terranova Ranch (Lunch-MAR | October 2023)

Presenter Don Cameron shares updates of MAR operations at Terranova Ranch. Terranova Ranch produces over 25 premium quality conventional and organic crops as effectively, productively and sustainably as possible on over 6,000 acres in the central San Joaquin Valley of California. For over 25 years they have been working toward recharging the aquifer below their farmlands, their main source of irrigation water. Work is progressing on built infrastructure that will allow capture and distribution

CEFF and Flood-MAR: Managing Ecological Flood Flows (Lunch-MAR | September 2023)

Join to hear a presentation on the California Environmental Flows Framework (CEFF). CEFF is a management approach to efficiently develop scientifically defensible environmental flow recommendations that balance human and ecological needs for water. CEFF was developed to help managers improve the speed, consistency, standardization, and technical rigor in establishing environmental flow recommendations statewide. This presentation will provide an overview of CEFF and explore potential

Network Event Videos

The Flood-MAR Network host quarterly workshops. These workshops provide opportunities for members to engage in conversations and collaborate on Flood-MAR projects.

180 Day Technical and Regulatory Assistance Program Workshop (Network Event | May 2023)

State Water Resources Control Board, CA Department of Water Resources, and CA Department of Fish and Wildlife co-hosted a workshop on the 180-day temporary water rights permit application process and the technical and regulatory assistance available for local public agencies working on recharge projects using high flows.

Lesson Learned from Winter 2022-23, Workshop Event (FloodMAR Network | March 2023)

This workshop reviewed actual Flood-MAR efforts, highlight successes as well as missed opportunities, and culminated in the identification of Network actions that are needed to place California on the path to realizing the goal of increasing average annual managed groundwater recharge by 500,000 ac-ft.

FloodMAR Network Update (Lunch-MAR |April 2021)

In this April 2021 LunchMAR Session, Orit Kalman (CSUS), Jenny Marr (DWR) and Mike Antos (Santec) offer an update on the Flood-MAR network.

Biannual Forum Videos

The Flood-MAR Public Forum is a multi-day event held every other year to share latest research and information on Flood-MAR and to foster networking and collaboration opportunities.

2021 Flood-MAR Virtual Public Forum, November 10 afternoon session (Flood-MAR Forum | Nov 2021)

Dual presentation on Building Partnerships and Opportunities from a Tribal Liaison Perspective by Dirk Charley, Dunlap Band of Mono Indians, and Making Connections with Sharon Farrell, CA Landscape Stewardship Network.

2021 Flood MAR Forum Topic I & Keynote (Flood-MAR Forum | Nov 2021)

Topic I. Partnership and Opportunities for Collaboration: The solutions to California’s water challenges can be effectively advanced through partnerships among experts and practitioners with the capacity and motivation to coordinate efforts and exchange knowledge and expertise. Making Flood-MAR possible requires a network that accommodates multiple levels of engagement of existing initiatives and collaboratives.

Topic II: Increase Cooperation and Alignment for Multi-Sector, Multi-Benefit Strategies (Flood-MAR Forum | November 2021)

Institutional silos and inefficiencies impede watershed-based solutions, multi-sector management strategies, and multi-benefit projects. Cooperation and alignment of agencies and partners is essential to facilitating the preplanned and real-time decision-making needed for Flood-MAR projects. Achieving the public and private benefits of Flood-MAR requires expediting permitting processes, incentivizing landowner participation, and protecting floodplains and recharge sites.

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