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  • A comparison of the taxonomic and trait structure of macroinvertebrate communities between the riffles and pools of montane headwater streams

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    A comparison of the taxonomic and trait structure of macroinvertebrate communities between the riffles and pools of montane headwater streams

    Hydrobiologica, Springer International Publishing | May 30, 2018...
    Summary

    Macroinvertebrate community taxonomic and trait structure showed consistent differences between riffles and pools across 12 headwater streams in the Sierra Nevada (California) even...

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  • A rationale for effective post-fire debris flow mitigation within forested terrain

    A rationale for effective post-fire debris flow mitigation within forested terrain

    Geoenvironmental Disasters, Springer | May 25, 2018...
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    Watersheds recently burned by wildfires are recognized as having an increased susceptibility to debris flow occurrence. The great majority occur within the first 2...

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  • A Research Guide to California Water Law

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    A Research Guide to California Water Law

    Loyola Law School | February 21, 2017...
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    California water law is a complex subject. It is governed by both state and federal law, and is part property law and part...

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  • A shift from drought to extreme rainfall drives a stable landslide to catastrophic failure

    A shift from drought to extreme rainfall drives a stable landslide to catastrophic failure

    Nature | February 7, 2019...
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    The addition of water on or below the earth’s surface generates changes in stress that can trigger both stable and unstable sliding of...

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  • A Simulation-Optimization Model for Water-Resources Management, Santa Barbara, California

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    A Simulation-Optimization Model for Water-Resources Management, Santa Barbara, California

    U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) | September 1, 1998...
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    A simulation-optimization model has been developed for the optimal management of the city of Santa Barbara's water resources during a drought. The model,...

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  • A study of methods to estimate debris flow velocity

    A study of methods to estimate debris flow velocity

    Landslides, Springer | September 16, 2019...
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    Debris flow velocities are commonly back-calculated from superelevation events which require subjective estimates of radii of curvature of bends in the debris flow...

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  • A Twenty-First-Century California Observing Network for Monitoring Extreme Weather Events

    A Twenty-First-Century California Observing Network for Monitoring Extreme Weather Events

    Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, American Meteorological Society | August 27, 2013...
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    During Northern Hemisphere winters, the West Coast of North America is battered by extratropical storms. The impact of these storms is of paramount...

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  • Adaptive Management and Science for the Delta Ecosystem

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    Adaptive Management and Science for the Delta Ecosystem

    San Francisco Estuary & Watershed Science | October 1, 2013...
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    Using science to adaptively guide management for the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta is widely talked about as good public policy.  Almost every agency, stakeholder,...

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  • Analysis and simulation of regional subsidence accompanying groundwater abstraction and compaction of susceptible aquifer systems in the USA

    Analysis and simulation of regional subsidence accompanying groundwater abstraction and compaction of susceptible aquifer systems in the USA

    Boletín de la Sociedad Geológica Mexicana | January 17, 2013...
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     Regional aquifer-system compaction and land subsidence accompanying groundwater abstraction in susceptible aquifer systems in the USA is a challenge for managing groundwater resources...

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  • Atmospheric Rivers as Drought Busters on the U.S. West Coast

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    Atmospheric Rivers as Drought Busters on the U.S. West Coast

    USGS | April 25, 2013...
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    Atmospheric rivers (ARs) have, in recent years, been recognized as the cause of the large majority of major floods in rivers all along...

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