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  • A Review of the SFPUC’s Retail and Wholesale Customer Water Demand Projections

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    A Review of the SFPUC’s Retail and Wholesale Customer Water Demand Projections

    Pacific Institute | July 26, 2007...
    Summary

    In an effort to satisfy the future water needs of its wholesale customers, the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) commissioned a series...

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  • Accounting for Water “Wasted to the Sea”

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    Accounting for Water “Wasted to the Sea”

    San Francisco Estuary & Watershed Science | April 19, 2018...
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    Freshwater outflow from the Sacramento–San Joaquin Delta is a contentious management issue. Once mixed with salt water of San Francisco Bay, outflow is...

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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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  • 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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  • Analysis of the costs and benefits of using marsh restoration as a sea level rise adaptation strategy in San Francisco Bay

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    Analysis of the costs and benefits of using marsh restoration as a sea level rise adaptation strategy in San Francisco Bay

    The Bay Institute | February 22, 2013...
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    The purpose of this study is to examine opportunities to protect San Francisco Bay’s recovering tidal marsh ecosystems while helping bayshore communities to...

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  • Assessment of the condition of San Francisco Bay Area depressional wetlands

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    Assessment of the condition of San Francisco Bay Area depressional wetlands

    State Water Resources Control Board | March 23, 2017...
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    Depressional wetlands are the most abundant, yet most threatened wetland type in California. Despite their relatively ubiquitous nature, they are poorly characterized, and...

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  • Bathymetry and Digital Elevation Models of Coyote Creek and Alviso Slough, South San Francisco Bay, California

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    Bathymetry and Digital Elevation Models of Coyote Creek and Alviso Slough, South San Francisco Bay, California

    U.S. Geological Survey | March 15, 2018...
    Summary

    In 2010 the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center completed three cruises to map the bathymetry of the main...

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  • California Bay – Delta Authority Fish Mercury Project: The Relationship between Landscape Features and Sport Fish Mercury in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Watershed

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    California Bay – Delta Authority Fish Mercury Project: The Relationship between Landscape Features and Sport Fish Mercury in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Watershed

    San Francisco Estuary Institute | November 2, 2007...
    Summary

    The goal of this study was to quantify the relationship between landscape features and mercury in sport fish. We hypothesized that spatial variation...

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  • California Water Plan 2013: San Francisco Bay Hydrologic Region Report

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    California Water Plan 2013: San Francisco Bay Hydrologic Region Report

    Department of Water Resources | October 30, 2014...
    Summary

    The San Francisco Bay Hydrologic Region (Bay Region) has many significant water management challenges — sustaining water supply, water quality, and the ecosystems...

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  • Changing Channels: Regional Information for Developing Multi-benefit Flood Control Channels at the Bay Interface

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    Changing Channels: Regional Information for Developing Multi-benefit Flood Control Channels at the Bay Interface

    San Francisco Estuary Institute | May 26, 2017...
    Summary

    Over the past 200 years, many of the channels that drain to San Francisco Bay have been modified for land reclamation and flood...

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  • Climate Change Adaptations for Local Water Management in the San Francisco Bay Area

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    Climate Change Adaptations for Local Water Management in the San Francisco Bay Area

    California Energy Commission | July 1, 2012...
    Summary

    Climate change will affect both sea level and the temporal and spatial distribution of runoff in California. These climate change impacts will affect...

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  • Climate Change and the Agricultural Sector in the San Francisco Bay Area: Changes in Viticulture and Rangeland Forage Production Due to Altered Temperature and Precipitation Patterns

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    Climate Change and the Agricultural Sector in the San Francisco Bay Area: Changes in Viticulture and Rangeland Forage Production Due to Altered Temperature and Precipitation Patterns

    California Energy Commission | July 31, 2012...
    Summary

    Climate change has the potential to alter the San Francisco Bay Area’s agricultural production, a $2 billion industry. Two of the top sectors,...

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  • Climate Change and the Delta: A Synthesis (Public Review Draft)

    Climate Change and the Delta: A Synthesis (Public Review Draft)

    Delta Stewardship Council | March 23, 2018...
    Summary

    The Delta Reform Act of 2009 (Water Code Section 85066) requires that the Delta Stewardship Council adopt a Delta Plan (the Plan) to...

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  • Climate Change Impacts, Vulnerabilities, and Adaptation in the San Francisco Bay Area: A Synthesis of PIER Program Reports and Other Relevant Research

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    Climate Change Impacts, Vulnerabilities, and Adaptation in the San Francisco Bay Area: A Synthesis of PIER Program Reports and Other Relevant Research

    California Research Bureau | July 31, 2012...
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    This paper synthesizes San Francisco Bay Area-focused findings from research conducted in 2010–2012 as part of the state’s Vulnerability and Adaptation study sponsored...

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  • Climate Change Scenarios for the San Francisco Region

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    Climate Change Scenarios for the San Francisco Region

    California Energy Commission | July 31, 2012...
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    Climate model simulations were used to investigate possible changes in regional climate over California. To accomplish this, the model simulations were downscaled from...

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  • Contaminant Concentrations in Sport Fish from San Francisco Bay: 2014

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    Contaminant Concentrations in Sport Fish from San Francisco Bay: 2014

    San Francisco Estuary Institute | January 1, 2014...
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    This summary report presents results from a 2014 survey of contaminants in San Francisco Bay sport fish, as well as an additional 2015...

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  • Continuous Water-Quality and Suspended-Sediment Transport Monitoring in the San Francisco Bay, California, Water Years 2011–13

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    Continuous Water-Quality and Suspended-Sediment Transport Monitoring in the San Francisco Bay, California, Water Years 2011–13

    USGS | September 23, 2014...
    Summary

    The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) monitors water quality and suspended-sediment transport in the San Francisco Bay. The San Francisco Bay area is home...

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  • Dioxin Issue Paper: Expert Panel Response and Recommendations

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    Dioxin Issue Paper: Expert Panel Response and Recommendations

    Bay Area Clean Water Agencies (BACWA) | February 11, 2010...
    Summary

    Congeners of dioxins and furans have been found in the San Francisco Bay in several species of fish sometimes used for human consumption,...

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  • Drought and Equity in the San Francisco Bay Area

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    Drought and Equity in the San Francisco Bay Area

    Pacific Institute | June 29, 2016...
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    California’s ongoing drought has wide-reaching impacts, from how we grow crops to the price of electricity. Often overlooked is its impact on disadvantaged...

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  • Ecosystem variability along the estuarine salinity gradient: Examples from long-term study of San Francisco Bay

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    Ecosystem variability along the estuarine salinity gradient: Examples from long-term study of San Francisco Bay

    Limnology and Oceanography | March 25, 2017...
    Summary

    The salinity gradient of estuaries plays a unique and fundamental role in structuring spatial patterns of physical properties, biota, and biogeochemical processes. We...

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