BLOG ROUND-UP: Can Sacramento Valley reservoirs adapt to flooding with a warmer climate?; What could be the next big thing in infrastructure?; The changing face of water leadership; Secrets of salmon success in the Sac Valley; and more …

Can the Sacramento Valley reservoirs adapt to flooding with a warmer climate?  Jay Lund and Ann Willis write, “Much has been written on potential effects and adaptations for California’s water supply from climate warming, particularly from changes in snowpack accumulation and melting, sea level rise, and possible overall drying or wetting trends.   But what about floods?  In a paper in […]

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RESERVOIR AND WATER CONDITIONS for June 26, 2017

Here are the latest reservoir and water conditions: 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 aggregated and original water news content delivered to your email box by 9AM. Breaking […]

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SCIENCE NEWS: California’s mercury legacy; Seasonal rain and snow trigger small earthquakes on California faults; Why the world’s rivers are losing sediment – and why it matters; and more …

In science news this week: Reclaiming the Sierra: California’s mercury legacy; Seasonal rain and snow trigger small earthquakes on California faults; Why the world’s rivers are losing sediment – and why it matters; Billion-dollar dams are making water shortages, not solving them; Dryland cropping systems research addresses future hunger and drought issues; and Eyes on Nature: How satellite imagery is […]

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BLOG ROUND-UP: The Delta tunnels EIR; Winnemem Wintu partners with Go Fund Me for salmon project; PPIC weighs in on conservation policy debate; CA’s shameful lack of conservation innovation; Lost to the sea; and more blog commentary …

More confusion than clarity in tunnels EIR:  Alex Brietler writes, “The final version of Gov. Jerry Brown’s twin tunnels plan is better than earlier drafts but still contains “key flaws,” independent scientists say, including an environmental impact report that is so chock full of facts that it doesn’t tell a clear story.  The latest draft critique marks the Independent Science […]

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SCIENCE NEWS: Floodplain farm fields provide novel rearing habitat for juvenile salmon; An ambitious strategy for salmon resilience; Researchers probe explosion of pyrosomes off the Northwest Coast; and more …

In science news this week: Floodplain farm fields provide novel rearing habitat for juvenile salmon; Salmon survival in California: An ambitious strategy for resilience; Researchers probe explosion of pyrosomes off the Northwest Coast; New fact sheet from the USGS: Groundwater Quality in the Western San Joaquin Valley; Lost ecosystem found buried in the mud of Southern California coastal waters; Water […]

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BLOG ROUND-UP: Dams be damned: California rebuilds the salmon habitat it destroyed; Lawsuit over Oroville Dam records; Acre-feet lesson; SoCal emails; Eviscerating state & federal enviro laws; and more …

Dams be damned: California rebuilds the salmon habitat it destroyed:  “Wander out the back door of the tasting room at Truett Hurst Winery in Sonoma County, California, and follow the dirt path to the red Adirondack chairs next to Dry Creek. Look just downstream to the side channel that splits off the main waterway. You will see sets of interwoven […]

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SCIENCE NEWS: Salmon migrate through Delta despite bridge’s influence; Toxic algal bloom in Monterey; Acidified ocean water along West Coast; Understanding a river’s thermal landscape; and more …

In science news this week: Chinook salmon and green sturgeon migrate through San Francisco Estuary despite large distortions in the local magnetic field produced by bridges; What caused the most toxic algal bloom ever observed in Monterey Bay?; Illegal marijuana grow sites: A stain upon public lands; Poor predictions: The 2017 salmon season forecast; Acidified ocean water widespread along North […]

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BLOG ROUND-UP: The hidden opportunity for water storage in California; How unhealthy forests affect water supply; Shining a light on agriculture’s importance – and ingenuity; Managing water under California’s broken water system; and more …

The hidden opportunity for water storage in California:  Maurice Hall writes, “California’s historic winter ended the drought in many parts of the state and piled up record levels of snowpack in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. With so much precipitation, surface water infrastructure – our network of dams, reservoirs and levees – has been called into action like never before, and […]

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