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SCIENCE IN SHORT: Daylighting Delta Data

Scientist Sam Bashevkin spends his time making the millions of data points collected by Delta researchers — where the fish are, how fast the water is flowing, what’s the salinity on a certain day and time on a particular river bend — more accessible and useful to the other scientists and managers. In this 14-minute Science in Short interview with the Estuary News Group’s Ashleigh Papp, Bashevkin talks about the challenges and rewards of his work in data science for the Delta Stewardship Council, and how he’s applied his skills to complex data sets on everything from endangered fish to drought. “It’s really a form of storytelling,” he says.

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