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Statewide Crop Mapping

Metadata Updated: May 14, 2024

For many years, the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) has collected land use data throughout the state and used this information to develop water use estimates for statewide and regional planning efforts, including water use projections, water use efficiency evaluation, groundwater model development, and water transfers. These data are essential for regional analysis and decision making, which has become increasingly important as DWR and other state agencies seek to address resource management issues, regulatory compliance issues, environmental impacts, ecosystem services, urban and economic development, and other issues. Increased availability of digital satellite imagery, aerial photography and new analytical tools make remote sensing based land use surveys possible at a field scale that is comparable to that of DWR’s historical on the ground field surveys. Current technologies allow accurate, large-scale crop and land use identification to be performed at desired time increments, and make possible more frequent and comprehensive statewide land use information. Responding to this need, DWR sought expertise and support for identifying crop types and other land uses and quantifying crop acreages statewide using remotely sensed imagery and associated analytical techniques. Currently, Statewide Crop Maps are available for the Water Years 2014, 2016, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and PROVISIONALLY for 2022.

Historic County Land Use Surveys spanning 1986 - 2015 may also be accessed using the CADWR Land Use Data Viewer:

For Regional Land Use Surveys follow:

For County Land Use Surveys follow:

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Public: This dataset is intended for public access and use. Non-Federal: This dataset is covered by different Terms of Use than License: No license information was provided.

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Metadata Created Date August 12, 2023
Metadata Updated Date May 14, 2024

Metadata Source

Harvested from State of California

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date August 12, 2023
Metadata Updated Date May 14, 2024
Publisher California Department of Water Resources
Identifier efa025e6-e421-42b1-8577-6e8c55958f3f
Data First Published 2020-01-03T17:47:08.808847
Data Last Modified 2024-04-09T17:34:45.034517
Category Natural Resources, Water
Public Access Level public
Metadata Context
Schema Version
Catalog Describedby
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Harvest Source Id 3ba8a0c1-5dc2-4897-940f-81922d3cf8bc
Harvest Source Title State of California
Source Datajson Identifier True
Source Hash 4f118a2b714b0115820ccf033743e7baeb818bad3931f80ff416d58d493aeefb
Source Schema Version 1.1

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