UPCOMING WEBINARS: Flood risk, Harmful Algae Blooms, Water quality, Drought outlook, Planning tools for SGMA, WOTS and WOTUS, Conceptual models for IRWM, and more …

There are a lot of webinars coming up in the next couple of weeks, and most of them are *free*!  Check out the list below, and for a look at the complete calendar of meetings, conferences, and more, click here for the complete calendar of events. WEBINAR: California Flood Risk and the National Flood Insurance Program May 21, 12-1pm Free […]

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SCIENCE NEWS: Growth and temperature tradeoffs for juvenile chinook salmon; Project designed to simulate beavers; Maximizing use of water stored in soil could result in savings for farmers; Microplastics are diverse and those differences matter; and more …

In science news this week: Stay Cool, Babies – Growth and Temperature Tradeoffs for Juvenile Chinook salmon:  “Although they spend their lives hidden beneath the surface, fish are directly affected by the weather happening outside their aquatic world. This is particularly true of species that rely on watersheds in regions like California, where the availability of water changes dramatically with […]

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BLOG ROUND-UP: Some common questions on CA water; Land purchases: MWD’s new water grab?; Rationing next?; Developing a decision-support framework for curtailment; Climate change and your family’s future; and more …

Some common questions on California water (Part I):  Jay Lund writes, “People are interested in California water problems, and they ask reasonable questions.  Here is a first installment of short science-based answers to some reasonable questions often heard at public and private discussions of water in California.  (Longer answers are possible, of course.)  1.  Why doesn’t California just build desalination plants […]

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SCIENCE NEWS: Forest fires accelerating snowmelt across western US; Things are looking up: the 2018 salmon season; Using genetics to inform conservation of spring-run chinook salmon; and more …

In science news this week: Forest fires accelerating snowmelt across western US:  “Forest fires are causing snow to melt earlier in the season, a trend occurring across the western U.S. that may affect water supplies and trigger even more fires, according to a new study by a team of researchers at Portland State University (PSU) , the Desert Research Institute […]

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BLOG ROUND-UP: The California Water Model: Resilience through Failure; Cal Water Fix is dead, what’s next?; Groundwater recharge in the SGMA era; Lawns are the No. 1 irrigated ‘crop’ in America, they need to die; and more …

The California Water Model: Resilience through Failure: Nicholas Pinter, Jay Lund, and Peter Moyle write, “A review of 170 years of water-related successes in California suggests that most successes can be traced directly to past mistakes.  California’s highly variable climate has made it a crucible for innovations in water technology and policy.  Similar water imperatives have led to advances in water […]

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