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  • A Delta Renewed: A Guide to Science-Based Ecological Restoration in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta

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    A Delta Renewed: A Guide to Science-Based Ecological Restoration in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta

    San Francisco Estuary Institute | November 15, 2016...
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    This final report of the Delta Landscapes Project, A Delta Renewed, offers guidance for creating and maintaining landscapes that can provide desired ecological...

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  • A Delta Transformed: Ecological Functions, Spatial Metrics, and Landscape Change in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta

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    A Delta Transformed: Ecological Functions, Spatial Metrics, and Landscape Change in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta

    San Francisco Estuary Institute | October 1, 2014...
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    In A Delta Transformed, completed in 2014, SFEI researchers used the spatial data generated in the Delta Historical Ecology Investigation, as well as...

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  • A New Approach to Accounting for Environmental Water Insights from the Sacramento–San Joaquin Delta

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    A New Approach to Accounting for Environmental Water Insights from the Sacramento–San Joaquin Delta

    Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) | November 9, 2017...
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    How water is apportioned to California’s cities, farms, and the environment can lead to conflict and competition in times of drought. Allocation of...

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  • A Review of the Use of Science and Adaptive Management in California’s Draft Bay Delta Conservation Plan

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    A Review of the Use of Science and Adaptive Management in California’s Draft Bay Delta Conservation Plan

    National Academies Press | January 1, 2011...
    Summary

    The San Francisco Bay Delta Estuary is a large, complex estuarine ecosystem in California. It has been substantially altered by dikes, levees, channelization,...

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  • A Review of the Use of Science and Adaptive Management in California’s Draft Bay Delta Conservation Plan

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    A Review of the Use of Science and Adaptive Management in California’s Draft Bay Delta Conservation Plan

    National Academies Press | May 5, 2011...
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    California’s draft Bay Delta Conservation Plan—a draft plan to conserve habitat for endangered and threatened species, while continuing to divert water to agriculture...

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  • A Scientific Assessment of Alternatives for Reducing Water Management Effects on Threatened and Endangered Fishes in California’s Bay Delta (2010)

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    A Scientific Assessment of Alternatives for Reducing Water Management Effects on Threatened and Endangered Fishes in California’s Bay Delta (2010)

    National Academies Press | March 19, 2010...
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    The California Bay-Delta region receives fresh water from the Sacramento and San Joaquin rivers and their tributaries, and some of that water is...

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  • A Sustainable Water Plan for California

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    A Sustainable Water Plan for California

    Environmental Water Caucus | September 9, 2015...
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    California’s drought is dire, and has focused legislative and public attention on the enormity of the state’s water problems. As noted in earlier...

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  • Achieving State Goals for the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta

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    Achieving State Goals for the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta

    Legislative Analyst's Office | January 15, 2015...
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    The Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta (Delta) is a biodiverse ecosystem that covers about 1,150 square miles and supports over 700 species of fish and...

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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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  • Advancement of Salinity and Flow Monitoring in the San Francisco Bay Delta, San Francisco Bay Delta Action Plan Implementation Support, FINAL REPORT

    Advancement of Salinity and Flow Monitoring in the San Francisco Bay Delta, San Francisco Bay Delta Action Plan Implementation Support, FINAL REPORT

    U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency | February 1, 2017...
    Summary

    This report evaluates the cost and utility of adding coupled surface and near-bottom salinity monitors along the axis of the San Francisco Estuary,...

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  • Age Determination of the Remaining Peat in the Sacramento–San Joaquin Delta, California, USA

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    Age Determination of the Remaining Peat in the Sacramento–San Joaquin Delta, California, USA

    U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) | October 9, 2007...
    Summary

    The Sacramento–San Joaquin Delta of California was once a 1,400 square kilometer (km2) tidal marsh, which contained a vast layer of peat ranging...

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  • Agricultural Losses from Salinity in California’s Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta

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    Agricultural Losses from Salinity in California’s Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta

    San Francisco Estuary and Watershed Science | April 5, 2014...
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    Sea level rise, large-scale flooding, and new conveyance arrangements for water exports may increase future water salinity for local agricultural production in California’s...

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  • An Introduction to High-Frequency Nutrient and Biogeochemical Monitoring for the Sacramento– San Joaquin Delta, Northern California

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    An Introduction to High-Frequency Nutrient and Biogeochemical Monitoring for the Sacramento– San Joaquin Delta, Northern California

    U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Delta Regional Monitoring Program | July 11, 2017...
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    This report is the first in a series of three reports that provide information about high-frequency (HF) nutrient and biogeochemical monitoring in the...

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  • An Introduction to the San Francisco Estuary

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    An Introduction to the San Francisco Estuary

    The Bay Institute | April 8, 2012...
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    San Francisco Bay enters most of our lives as an obstacle to pass over as quickly as traffic-choked bridges allow. Although this beats...

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  • An overview of multi-dimensional models of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta

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    An overview of multi-dimensional models of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta

    San Francisco Estuary and Watershed Science | December 1, 2016...
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    Over the past fifteen years, the development and application of models in San Francisco Bay and the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta has transformed our...

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  • Anadromous Salmonids in the Delta: New Science 2006-2016

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    Anadromous Salmonids in the Delta: New Science 2006-2016

    San Francisco Estuary and Watershed Science | July 1, 2016...
    Summary

    As juvenile salmon enter the Delta, they disperse among its complex channel network where they are subject to channel-specific processes that affect their...

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  • Aquatic Ecosystem Stressors in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta

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    Aquatic Ecosystem Stressors in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta

    Public Policy Institute of California | May 5, 2012...
    Summary

    This report presents results from an analysis of the institutional and legal options for more effective ecosystem management in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta....

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  • Authority and Effectiveness of the State Water Resources Control Board

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    Authority and Effectiveness of the State Water Resources Control Board

    Delta Vision | July 1, 2008...
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    This report addresses issues related to the effectiveness of the California State Water Resources Control Board (“State Board” or “Board”) in carrying out...

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  • Background and Recent History of Water Transfers in California

    Background and Recent History of Water Transfers in California

    California Department of Water Resources, State Water Resources Control Board | July 1, 2015...
    Summary

    The purpose of this paper is to provide a basic understanding of water transfers in California with an emphasis on transfers that move...

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  • Bay Delta Water Quality Control Plan (Bay Delta Plan)

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    Bay Delta Water Quality Control Plan (Bay Delta Plan)

    California State Water Resources Control Board | December 13, 2006...
    Summary

    "Bay Delta Plan" is short for the State Water Resources Control Board's (State Water Board) San Francisco Bay/Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Estuary Water Quality...

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