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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...
    Summary

    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...
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    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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  • California’s Agricultural and Urban Water Supply Reliability and the Sacramento–San Joaquin Delta

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    California’s Agricultural and Urban Water Supply Reliability and the Sacramento–San Joaquin Delta

    San Francisco Estuary and Watershed Science | October 1, 2016...
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    This paper reviews issues about Delta water supplies, operations, regulations, and reliability; the economic value of supply; costs of unreliability in quantity and...

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  • Climate Change and the Delta

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    Climate Change and the Delta

    San Francisco Estuary and Watershed Science | October 1, 2016...
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    Climate change amounts to a fast approaching, “new” stressor in the Sacramento–San Joaquin Delta system. In response to California’s extreme natural hydroclimatic variability,...

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  • Contaminant Effects on California Bay-Delta Species & Human Health

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    Contaminant Effects on California Bay-Delta Species & Human Health

    San Francisco Estuary and Watershed Science | December 1, 2016...
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    Many contaminants in the California Bay-Delta exceed regulatory standards, impact aquatic species, and potentially affect human health. Recent studies provide evidence that contaminants...

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  • Delta Smelt: Life History and Decline of a Once-Abundant Species in the San Francisco Estuary

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    Delta Smelt: Life History and Decline of a Once-Abundant Species in the San Francisco Estuary

    San Francisco Estuary and Watershed Science | July 1, 2016...
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    The delta smelt is endemic to the upper San Francisco Estuary. Much of its historic habitat is no longer available and remaining habitat...

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  • Factors and Processes Affecting Delta Levee System Vulnerability

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    Factors and Processes Affecting Delta Levee System Vulnerability

    San Francisco Estuary and Watershed Science | December 1, 2016...
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    The authors appraised factors and processes related to human activities and high water, subsidence, and seismicity. Farming and drainage of peat soils over...

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  • Food Webs of the Delta, Suisun Bay, and Suisun Marsh: An Update on Current Understanding and Possibilities for Management

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    Food Webs of the Delta, Suisun Bay, and Suisun Marsh: An Update on Current Understanding and Possibilities for Management

    San Francisco Estuary and Watershed Science | October 1, 2016...
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    This paper reviews recent research findings on food web processes since 2008. It also highlights the idea of a changing baseline with respect...

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  • Nutrient Dynamics of the Delta: Effects on Primary Producers

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    Nutrient Dynamics of the Delta: Effects on Primary Producers

    San Francisco Estuary and Watershed Science | December 1, 2016...
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    Increasing clarity of Delta waters, the emergence of harmful algal blooms, the growth of aquatic water weeds, and the altered food web of...

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  • Predation on Fishes in the Sacramento–San Joaquin Delta: Current Knowledge and Future Directions

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    Predation on Fishes in the Sacramento–San Joaquin Delta: Current Knowledge and Future Directions

    San Francisco Estuary and Watershed Science | July 1, 2016...
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    The Delta is a diverse, highly modified aquatic system. This paper reviews relevant predator–prey theory, describes data on predator–prey relationships of Delta fishes,...

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  • Recent advances in understanding flow dynamics and transport of water-quality constituents in the Sacramento–San Joaquin River Delta

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    Recent advances in understanding flow dynamics and transport of water-quality constituents in the Sacramento–San Joaquin River Delta

    San Francisco Estuary and Watershed Science | December 1, 2016...
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    This chapter describes advances during the past decade in understanding flow dynamics and how water-quality constituents, such as salinity, heat, oxygen, nutrients, contaminants,...

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  • State of Bay Delta Science 2016: Introduction

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    State of Bay Delta Science 2016: Introduction

    San Francisco Estuary and Watershed Science | July 1, 2016...
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    The first edition of SBDS presented seven shifts in perspective or changes in the way that scientists understood the Delta and water supply...

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  • The Delta as Changing Landscapes

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    The Delta as Changing Landscapes

    San Francisco Estuary and Watershed Science | July 1, 2016...
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    What happens at one place in a landscape influences and is influenced by what happens in other places. Consequently, management and restoration that...

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