The original California Water Atlas was created in 1979 to help address water scarcity issues in the state. It was produced in an effort done in partnership with the Governor's office.Tags: california water atlas Add new comment Comments My Water Atlas is well worn My Water Atlas is well worn from use and is frequently lent out to newcomers to the water world interested in getting a better understanding of the California water picture. As a matter of fact, I plan on lending my copy out this Thursday to a new official in the water world. The basic facts do not change much over time. Some of the B-160 updates have some interesting plates that should be added. Is it strange that the first book ever published by CA was done in Jerry Brown's term as Gov. and w here he is again. I am overjoyed that a reissue is in process!! Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 07/16/2013 - 11:58 Permalink reply water atlas symbology It's a vital and great project and data but the presentation is far from ideal. It's confusing, indiscernible, lacks basic scaling and interactive features that would make it fun and informative to explore it. Submitted by ngab (not verified) on Sat, 07/20/2013 - 03:52 Permalink reply re: water atlas symbology Hi Ngab, Appreciate your input on what we have built. We are collecting feedback so we can improve the interface and how we communicate the important facets of this data. Could you please elaborate on the particular shortcomings that you observed? We are keen on hearing from all our users. Hope to hear back from you! Submitted by videmsky on Tue, 07/23/2013 - 05:44 Permalink reply Original California Water Atlas I was asked by Stewart Brand, then an advisor of Governor Jerry Brown, to spearhead a cartographic initiative focusing on California in the 1970s. My original concept was a multi-volume atlas series that would cover comprehensively the physical geography of the state, the socioeconomic condition of its people, the evolving state of the sciences and arts in a geographical/historical framework. Only one volume of the many envisioned, the one on water, was ever undertaken. I am overjoyed to see a modern attempt to update the old book and breathe new life into the subject, using modern technologies and young, enquiring minds. Submitted by Dr. William A. Bowen (not verified) on Thu, 08/08/2013 - 06:26 Permalink reply Add new comment Your name Subject Comment * More information about text formats Text format Filtered HTMLPlain text Filtered HTMLWeb page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.Allowed HTML tags: <a> <em> <strong> <cite> <blockquote> <code> <ul> <ol> <li> <dl> <dt> <dd> <p> <br> <img> <table> <tr> <td> <th> <tbody>Lines and paragraphs break automatically.Plain textNo HTML tags allowed.Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.Lines and paragraphs break automatically. Word verification * (verify using audio) Type the characters you see in the picture above; if you can't read them, submit the form and a new image will be generated. Not case sensitive.