What is irrigation system efficiency and what factors affect the efficiency?

Irrigation system efficiency is a ratio of the amount of irrigation water consumed by plants to the total amount of irrigation water supply. The irrigation efficiency depends on a variety of factors, including topography, soil characteristics, water conveyance system, crop type, and irrigation practices. 

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1. Is groundwater quality currently being monitored?
2. Is there a link between groundwater and surface water, and if so, how will it be managed?
3. What is a water budget?
4. What is irrigation system efficiency and what factors affect the efficiency?
5. What is the current status of the Napa River for impairment under the Clean Water Act?
6. How is climate change taken into account in considering and planning for groundwater sustainability?
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