I'm Ian Wren, a hydrologist with a preference for looking at charts and maps over reviewing reams of reports. Don't we all? This site is mostly an excuse for me, a guy with no design sense and even less computer science credentials, to learn how to create visualizations in d3.js using California water data.
I don't have much time to create elaborate visualizations but I'd encourage people to submit projects and seek collaboration. Together we can unravel the secrets to harmonious water management in California through data exploration!!! (don't get your hopes up though).
Aside: Unbeknownst to me, other folks recently had the idea to create a modern take on the 1979 California Water Atlas. It's an ambitious project and I'm really looking forward to see what comes of it.