SCIENCE NEWS: Scientists call for improved technologies to save imperiled California salmon; Tracking fish on the move: Biotelemetry in the Delta; One wet winter can shake up San Francisco Bay’s invasive species; Banking on a future for California’s natural resources; and more …

Scientists call for improved technologies to save imperiled California salmon:  “Scientists working to protect California’s most endangered salmon say in a new report that key improvements in tracking Sacramento River winter-run Chinook through California’s complex water delivery system would help recover the species while the water continues to flow.  They recommend upgrades in tracking technology from tiny transmitters implanted into […]

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BLOG ROUND-UP: A water right for the environment; Notes from CA WaterFix Industry Day; Oroville Dam spillway failure equals failed state water policy; Massive wildfires reveal our illusion of control over disasters; and more blog commentary

A water right for the environment:  Brian Gray, Leon Szeptycki, and Barton “Buzz” Thompson write, “California’s management of water for is not working for anyone. Environmental advocates argue that state and federal regulators have set water quality and flow standards that do not adequately protect fish and wildlife, and have not enforced these requirements when they are most needed. Farm […]

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RESERVOIR AND WATER CONDITIONS for December 11

Here are the latest reservoir and water conditions, curated from the Department of Water Resources website, the Desert Research Institute, and others: For even more reservoir and water conditions, visit the Notebook’s Water and Hydrology Internet Resources page. Sign up for daily email service and you’ll never miss a post! Sign up for daily emails and get all the Notebook’s […]

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SCIENCE NEWS: New study verifies more paths to survival for endangered winter-run Chinook salmon; Using eDNA for spawning surveys; Monitoring tidal restoration projects in the Delta; Central California is losing $3.7 billion in crop yield per year due to soil salinization; and more …

In science news this week: New study verifies more paths to survival for endangered winter-run Chinook salmon; Using eDNA for spawning surveys; Monitoring tidal restoration projects in the Delta; Enhancement projects weed out invasives in Marin County; Central California is losing $3.7 billion in crop yield per year due to soil salinization; and more … New study verifies more paths […]

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BLOG ROUND-UP: A tale of two fires, Drought forever!; Protecting our forest-meadow reservoirs; food-water footprints; unintended consequences of indoor water conservation; and more …

A tale of two fires: How wildfires can both help and harm our water supply:  “Now that summer is over and rain has returned to California, it appears that the dramatic 2017 fire season is finally behind us. The effects of fire season can linger, however, with the possibilities of erosion and polluted runoff from burned areas. Napa County has […]

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RESERVOIR AND WATER CONDITIONS for December 4, 2017

Here are the latest reservoir and water conditions, curated from the Department of Water Resources website, the Desert Research Institute, and others: For even more reservoir and water conditions, visit the Notebook’s Water and Hydrology Internet Resources page. Sign up for daily email service and you’ll never miss a post! Sign up for daily emails and get all the Notebook’s […]

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SCIENCE NEWS: Spotting redds: The art of biology; Piling it on: Benefits of large wood in streams; Floods are necessary for maintaining healthy river ecosystems; and more …

In science news this week: Spotting redds: The art of biology; Piling it on: Benefits of large wood in streams; Floods are necessary for maintaining healthy river ecosystems; Bridging the ‘practice science gap’ to optimize restoration projects; Timing is key in keeping organic matter in wet soils, study suggests; A new model yields a better picture of methane fluxes; Reducing […]

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