Economic Analysis of the 2016 California Drought on Agriculture: A report for the California Department of Food and Agriculture

by Daniel A. Sumner; Duncan MacEwan; Jay R. Lund; Josue Medellin-Azuara; Richard E. Howitt

Aug 15, 2016

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.

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.