Land IQ provides a full range of technical water resource services as water quality and quantity are critical factors in any land-based system. We evaluate the quality and quantity of agricultural water for the safety and benefit of crops and soils, groundwater basin modeling, the beneficial use of water in a crop and native plant systems, water conservation, crop consumptive use using water balance tools, and industrial wastewater for land application and treatment.
Groundwater Recharge Suitability
With the Almond Board of California and the California Walnut Board, Land IQ developed a comprehensive suitability index for groundwater recharge potential for the entire Central Valley and surrounding areas.
Sustainable Water Management
Land IQ is working with the Sacramento Area Council of Governments to evaluate regional groundwater dynamics and surface water delivery systems for the expansion of specialty crops in the Sacramento Valley.
Field Level Consumptive Use Determinations
Land IQ has refined a remote sensing method for calculating evapotranspiration at a field by field level, allowing Semitropic Water Storage District to implement a scaled rate structure based upon customers’ actual water use.
Owens Lake Dust Mitigation Program
Since our inception, Land IQ has worked with the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power to support the design of water delivery, irrigation, subsurface drainage systems, grading and tillage plans as well as the research programs for soil and vegetation specifications for dust control on the Owens Dry Lakebed.