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Why are pond liners essential for California ponds?
What do I need to know to build a backyard pond in California?
Can ponds help with California storms?
What do I need to consider when building flood control ponds that can be used for irrigation?
What do you need to look for in a liner for a drought-ready California irrigation pond?
Can rainwater be collected on the small scale in areas affected by the California Drought?
During the drought, are there restrictions on irrigation and agricultural ponds in California?
How can rainwater collection help with the California drought?
Why is water harvesting critical for the California drought?
How can geomembrane systems help mitigate the water shortage during the California drought?
Can water preservation help solve agricultural water shortages due to the drought in the San Joaquin Valley?
What do California growers need to know about damage to irrigation canals?
For producers in California, irrigation is a way of life—and that means learning about and guarding against the most common types of damage to irrigation canals.
What types of closed algae systems are there, and what are their advantages?
What types of open algae pond systems are there, and what are their advantages?
Can you use sugar to feed algae?
What are algae raceway ponds?
Raceway ponds are an innovative and affordable type of algaculture system that takes advantage of natural sunlight.