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    Category Archive: Science

    Sep 25 2014

    Estuary News: Defter Delta Restoration

    From Estuary News: “An issue paper endorsed by the Delta Stewardship Council this August seeks to spark progress throughout the myriad stages of habitat restoration. As public and private interests gear up to help endangered fish and migrating birds by restoring habitats in six priority zones of the Delta and Suisun Marsh, this paper lays …

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    Sep 25 2014

    Delta smelt, Alameda song sparrows, and the climate change vulnerability of Bay Area’s freshwater fish species in the latest issue of the San Francisco Estuary & Watershed Science journal

    In this issue of the San Francisco Estuary and Watershed Science: Diet, Prey Selection, and Body Condition of Age-0 Delta Smelt, Hypomesus transpacificus, in the Upper San Francisco Estuary Slater, Steven B.; Baxter, Randall D. Alameda Song Sparrow Abundance Related to Salt Marsh Vegetation Patch Size and Shape Metrics Quantified from Remote Sensing Imagery Moffett, …

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    Sep 25 2014

    Science news and reports: High temperatures threaten Sacramento River’s fall-run King salmon, North Pacific warmth jostles marine food chain, the fickle El Nino of 2014, Peter Gleick on climate change and water resources, and more …

    In science news this week, high temperatures threaten Sacramento River’s fall-run King salmon, the salmon mega-model, Salmon Cam 2014, Unusual North Pacific warmth jostles marine food chain, Changes in coastal upwelling linked to temporary declines in marine ecosystem, Revealing plankton pigments, the fickle El Nino of 2014, No El Niño yet, but temperatures in tropical …

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    Sep 24 2014

    Groundwater pumping and subsidence in the Central Valley

    It’s been called the largest alteration of the earth’s surface.  In the San Joaquin Valley,  since the 1920s, farmers have relied on groundwater to varying degrees, and over time, overpumping of groundwater basin has caused the land to subside – over 30 feet in some locations.  In this presentation, USGS hydrologist Michelle Sneed discusses subsidence …

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    Sep 18 2014

    Science news and reports: Streamgages measure drought and earthquake impacts on water; Ocean Beach’s sand supply, gravel replenishment program in Nimbus Basin, CDFW seeking research projects on predation, and more science news …

    In science news this week, USGS streamgages measure drought and earthquake impacts on water; Ocean Beach’s sand supply dries up, leaving plovers squeezed; Gravel replenishment program in Nimbus Basin continues successful run; CDFW seeking research projects on watershed predation of threatened and endangered species; CDFW seeks public comment on wetland restoration program; native vegetation makes …

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    Sep 11 2014

    Science news and reports: Draft Interim Science Action Agenda released for public comment; One fish kill to prevent another; managing salinity in the Delta in times of drought; Brown Bag seminars focus on habitat restoration, and more …

    In science news this week, the Delta Science Program releases the draft Interim Science Action Agenda for public comment; from Peter to Paul: One fish kill to prevent another; managing salinity in the Delta in times of drought;  Brown Bag seminars focus on habitat restoration; research shows declining levels of acidity in Sierra Nevada lakes; …

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    Sep 04 2014

    Science news and reports: How might El Nino affect wildfires in California?, how rising vegetation could hit California’s water supply, what makes a wetland, adaptive management white paper

    In science news this week, how might El Nino affect wildfires in California?, How rising vegetation could hit California’s water supply, what makes a wetland, wetland revival 2014, eelgrass restoration along the Central Coast, new DFW white paper on incorporating adaptive management into conservation planning and resource management, how data helps solve the drought, researchers …

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    Aug 28 2014

    Science news and reports: Drying Sierra meadows could worsen California drought, winners and losers and warm and dry times, replanting the San Francisco Bay’s underwater meadows, and more …

    In science news this week, drying Sierra meadows could worsen California drought, winners and losers and warm and dry times, replanting the San Francisco Bay’s underwater meadows, severe drought causing the western US to rise like a spring uncoiling, Southwest may face a megadrought this century, ‘just right’ plant growth may make river delta’s resilient, …

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    Aug 27 2014

    The importance of upper watershed management to California’s water supply

    With much of the state’s water supply originating in the mountains as precipitation on the forested landscape, the health and management of the upper watersheds are critically important to California’s water quality and water supply. At the August meeting of the California Water Commission, George Gentry with the California Board of Forestry and Fire Protection, …

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    Aug 21 2014

    Science news and reports: how dust could solve California’s drought, native ecosystems being blitzed by drought as the search for Sierra fish goes from bad to worse, the trouble with minijacks, and more …

    Novel ecosystems arise when human activities transform biological communities through species invasions and environmental change. They are seemingly ubiquitous, and thus many policymakers and ecologists argue for them to be accepted as the “new normal”—an idea the researchers say is a bad one.Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2014-08-scientific-team-criticizes-ecosystems-policymakers.html#jCp In science news this week, how dust could solve …

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    Aug 20 2014

    Drought: An insidious stress on wildlife

    The University of California’s Agriculture and Natural Resources (UCANR) has developed a series of webinars titled Insights: Water and Drought which feature timely, relevant expertise on water and drought from experts around the University of California system.  In this webinar, Greg Giusti, a Cooperative Extension Advisor in Forest and Wildland Ecology in Mendocino County discusses …

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    Aug 14 2014

    Science news and reports: Drought dowsing goes high-tech, the value of clams and mussels in cleaning dirty water, interior Delta flows report and more, plus El Nino: fizzle or sizzle?

    In science news this week, Drought dowsing goes high-tech, Stanford research shows value of clams and mussels in cleaning dirty water, the Delta Stewardship Council releases interior Delta flows and stressors report, fish data written in the scales, love a shark – save a wetland, Fishbio surveys Big Chico Creek, El Nino: fizzle or sizzle, …

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    Aug 13 2014

    Salinity management in the Delta during times of drought

    At the July 25th meeting of the Delta Stewardship Council, council members heard a presentation on the challenges of managing the Delta’s salinity during times of drought. Salinity in the Delta is largely a tug of war between the daily and seasonal tides pushing in from San Francisco Bay and the flow of fresh water …

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    Aug 07 2014

    Science news and reports: New technology to measure snowpack, how fire and drought shape California’s ecology, new desal technologies, a Tahoe tsunami, and more …

    New technology measures snowpack amid California drought:  “Tom Painter strapped $85,000 worth of scientific equipment to his back and scrambled up the steep, smooth face of Pothole Dome in California’s Yosemite National Park. Ravens squawked overhead, and the muffled voices of tourists murmured from the easier route up the 250-foot-high (76 meters) granite dome.  “We’re …

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    Aug 06 2014

    Independent science panels present findings to the Delta Stewardship Council from Delta flows workshops

    At the July 25 meeting of the Delta Stewardship Council, the council members heard an informational update on two independent science panel reviews on Delta flows and related stressors intended to help inform the State Water Resources Control Board’s update to the Bay-Delta Water Quality Control Plan (Bay-Delta Plan) that is currently underway. The update …

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