California Drought Economic Impacts on Agriculture

Josué Medellín-Azuara (Project Contact)
Richard Howitt
Jay R. Lund
Duncan MacEwan
Daniel Sumner
Project Description

UC Davis researchers forecast the socio-economic effects of the drought on California agriculture for 2014 and beyond. Economists use computer models and the latest estimates of water deliveries, well-pumping capacities and acres fallowed. The researchers exploit new satellite remote-sensing technologies to estimate fallowed acreage as the drought unfolds.

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