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Center for Watershed Sciences • University of California, Davis
Groundwater Nitrate Project, Implementation of Senate Bill X2 1
Prepared for California State Water Resources Control Board • March 2012

Prepared by:
Thomas Harter and Jay R. Lund

(Principal Investigators)

Jeannie Darby, Graham E. Fogg, Richard Howitt, Katrina K. Jessoe, G. Stuart Pettygrove, James F. Quinn, and Joshua H. Viers
(Co-Investigators)

Dylan B. Boyle, Holly E. Canada, Nicole DeLaMora, Kristin N. Dzurella, Anna Fryjoff-Hung, Allan D. Hollander, Kristin L. Honeycutt, Marion W. Jenkins, Vivian B. Jensen, Aaron M. King, George  Kourakos, Daniel Liptzin, Elena M. Lopez, Megan M. Mayzelle, Alison McNally, Josue Medellin-Azuara, and Todd S. Rosenstock

With project management support from
Cathryn Lawrence and Danielle V. Dolan

Brief (English / Español) (2 pages)
Executive Summary
 (8 pages)
Main Report (80 pages)

Technical Report 1 – Overview (Version July 2012)
Technical Report 2 – Sources of Nitrate in Groundwater (Version July 2012)
Appendix – Appendix Figures to Technical Report 2 (Version July 2012) – 84 MB (large file!)
Technical Report 3 – Reducing Sources of Nitrate in Groundwater (Version July 2012)
Technical Report 4 – Nitrate Occurence in Groundwater (Version July 2012)
Technical Report 5 – Remediation of Groundwater Nitrate (Version July 2012)
Technical Report 6 – Treatment of Nitrate in Drinking Water (Version July 2012)
Technical Report 7 – Susceptible Population and Alternative Water Supplies (Version July 2012)
Technical Report 8 – Funding and Policy Options (Version July 2012)

Version Notes:

The July 2012 versions of Technical Reports 1 – 8 supercede the March 2012 versions. The updated versions feature a cover page on each Technical Report, corrections of typographical and grammatical errors, and minor clarifications in the text of the Technical Reports. A separate Appendix compendium has been added to Technical Report 2. No changes have been made to the factual findings of the Technical Reports originally published in March 2012.

Related Links and Literature:

State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) SBX2 1 Nitrate Study Website

Anton et al., 1988, Nitrate in Drinking Water, Report to the Legislature, SWRCB.
Staff, February 2012, California Communities That Rely on Contaminated Groundwater, Draft Report to the Legislature, SWRCB.
Tulare County SBX2 1 Implementation Project
Science Advisory Board, 2011, Reactive Nitrogen in the United States: An Analysis of Inputs, Flows, Consequences, and Management Options, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
United Nations High Commissioner, Drinking Water and Sanitation in the United States, United Nations 2011.
Sutton et al., 2011, The European Union Nitrogen Assessment.
Tomich et al., 2012, The California Nitrogen Assessment.
Dubrovsky et al., 2010, Nutrients in the Nation’s Streams and Groundwater, 1992–2004. US Geological Survey, Circular 1350.

United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), 2012, Report on the Future of Sustainable World Food Production.

Thomas Harter (Video) – Beneath the Tulare Basin: A Tour of Groundwater and the Many Paths of Water to Wells.

California Department of Public Health Factsheet on Nitrate
California Department of Public Health Nitrate Webpage and Links
California Department of Public Health Information on POU/POE Treatment Systems
Environmental Protection Agency Information on Domestic Wells
Multimedia: Coping with Nitrate Contamination (California Watch)