SAN FRANCISCO ESTUARY & WATERSHED SCIENCE: Water ‘wasted to sea’, multi-objective ecological flow management, Central Valley spring-run chinook salmon data, and more …

The latest issue of the San Francisco Estuary & Watershed Science is now available online.  In this issue: ESSAY Accounting for Water ‘Wasted to the Sea’  Jeffrey Mount, Ellen Hanak, Greg Gartrell, and Brian Gray  DOI // URL RESEARCH Improving Multi-Objective Ecological Flow Management with Flexible Priorities and Turn-Taking: A Case Study from the Sacramento River and Sacramento–San Joaquin Delta  Clint A. […]

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BROWN BAG SEMINAR: California floodplains and the fish that use them

How restoring functional flows to floodplains could help restore native fish Two centuries ago, the floor of the Central Valley was largely a marshy wetland.  In the springtime, the snowpack would melt, swelling the rivers beyond their banks and casting the young fish out onto the floodplains.  There they would stay for months, fattening up on the abundant zooplankton and […]

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Credible Science in a Complex World

The Science Enterprise Workshop, held in the fall of 2016, brought together scientists and science-policy experts from across the country to share information about how collaborative science is funded, managed, and communicated in several high-profile and complex ecosystems – the California Bay-Delta, Chesapeake Bay and Watershed, Coastal Louisiana, Great Lakes, Greater Everglades Ecosystem, and Puget Sound. At the 2-day workshop, participants […]

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SF ESTUARY & WATERSHED SCIENCE JOURNAL: 21st century water storage strategies, subsidence mitigation effects, Invasive aquatic vegetation management in the Delta, and more …

RESEARCH 21st Century Water Storage Strategies Barry Nelson DOI // URL Simulation of Subsidence Mitigation Effects on Island Drain Flow, Seepage, and Organic Carbon Loads on Subsided Islands Sacramento‑San Joaquin Delta Steven Deverel, David Leighton, Cristina Lucero, and Timothy Ingrum DOI // URL A Covered Cod-End and Tow-Path Evaluation of Midwater Trawl Gear Efficiency for Catching Delta Smelt (Hypomesus transpacificus) Lara Mitchell, Ken Newman, […]

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BROWN BAG SEMINAR: Development of Recommended Flow Targets to Support Biological Integrity Based on Regional Flow-Ecology Relationships for Benthic Macroinvertebrates in Southern California Streams

Dr. Eric Stein is the principal scientist at Southern California Coastal Water Research Project where he oversees a variety of different kinds of projects focused on instream and coastal water quality, bioassessment, hydromodification, watershed modeling, and assessment of wetlands and other aquatic resources. This brown bag seminar is the second of three seminars focused on flow targets and ecology (part […]

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BROWN BAG SEMINAR: Developing Tiered Environmental Flow Criteria Using a Functional Flows Approach for California Streams

Establishing environmental flow targets to protect aquatic communities is a priority for numerous programs in California including in the Delta. In this first of three brown bag seminars focusing on flow targets and ecology, Dr. Yarnell discusses her recent work using a functional-flows approach to develop statewide environmental flow recommendations. The approach allows for the rapid development of flow regimes […]

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SCIENCE JOURNAL: Winter-run Chinook salmon, GHG reductions and economics in the Delta, and landscape-scale restoration highlighted in latest issue of San Francisco Estuary and Watershed Science

The latest issue of the San Francisco Estuary and Watershed Science is now available online. Research highlighted in this month’s issue: Science Advancements Key to Increasing Management Value of Life Stage Monitoring Networks for Endangered Sacramento River Winter-Run Chinook Salmon in California Rachel C. Johnson, Sean Windell, Patricia L. Brandes, J. Louise Conrad, John Ferguson, Pascale A. L. Goertler, Brett […]

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DR. BRUCE HERBOLD: Delta Flows and the effects of water transfers

Dr. Bruce Herbold is a retired EPA fish biologist and now a consultant on the same issues.  In this presentation from the AquAlliance conference last fall, Dr. Herbold discusses drought, flows in the Delta, and the effects of transfers on the fish in the Delta. Dr. Herbold began by saying that managing water in California is fraught with difficulties, and […]

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Utilizing Bioassessments and Citizen Science for Stewardship in the Truckee River Watershed

The Adopt a Stream program of the Truckee River Watershed Council has grown from a one-day monitoring event to quarterly monitoring and a robust bioassessment program. Approximately 100 volunteers participate in the monitoring program annually. Volunteers monitor key tributaries and a handful of sites along the Truckee River. TRWC uses the data to identify sites for restoration and stormwater improvements […]

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SAN FRANCISCO ESTUARY & WATERSHED SCIENCE: Water wasted to sea?; Is extinction inevitable for Delta and longfin smelt?; Adaptive management in the Delta; and more …

The July 2017 issue of the San Francisco Estuary and Watershed Science is now available online. In this month’s edition: ESSAYS: Water Wasted to the Sea? James E. Cloern, Jane Kay, Wim Kimmerer, Jeffrey Mount, Peter B. Moyle, and Anke Mueller–Solger Is Extinction Inevitable for Delta Smelt and Longfin Smelt? An Opinion and Recommendations for Recovery James A. Hobbs, Peter B. […]

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