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

San Francisco Estuary Institute (SFEI) | November 1st, 2016


A Delta Renewed and the larger Delta Landscapes project are part of an ongoing effort to address these critically important challenges. They provide guidance for restora

A Menu of Fire Response Water Quality Monitoring Options and Recommendations for Water Year 2019 and Beyond

San Francisco Estuary Institute (SFEI) | July 2nd, 2018


In October 2017, the Tubbs Fire and the Nuns Fire burned 93,400 acres of the Mark West Creek and Santa Rosa Creek watersheds, killing 22 people, and incinerating approxim

A Rapid Assessment Method to Identify Potential Groundwater Flooding Hotspots as Sea Levels Rise in Coastal Cities

Water, Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI) | October 25th, 2019


Sea level rise (SLR) will cause shallow unconfined coastal aquifers to rise. Rising groundwater can emerge as surface flooding and impact buried infrastructure, soil beh

Alternative Flame Retardants in San Francisco Bay: Synthesis and Strategy

San Francisco Estuary Institute (SFEI) | September 3rd, 2018


The RMP Small Tributaries Loading Strategy (STLS) Team and the Sources, Pathways and Loadings Workgroup (SPLWG) developed and funded a $13,000 special study in 2018 to re

Assessing the effectiveness of drywells as tools for stormwater management and aquifer recharge and their groundwater contamination potential

Science Direct | May 24th, 2016


Drywells are gravity-fed, excavated pits with perforated casings used to facilitate stormwater infiltration and groundwater recharge in areas where drainage and diversion

Bay Area Green Infrastructure Water Quality Synthesis

San Francisco Estuary Institute (SFEI) / Aquatic Science Center (ASC) | June 1st, 2018


San Francisco Bay is impacted by the numerous urban pollutants that flow from the surrounding landscape during storm events. In San Francisco Bay, total maximum daily lo

Benefit Accounting of Nature-Based Solutions for Watersheds

Pacific Institute | March 1st, 2021


Nature-based solutions (NBS) have the potential to combat pressing global problems, including climate change, water security and biodiversity loss. This guide builds on

Building Ecological Resilience in Highly Modified Landscapes

BioScience | November 7th, 2018


Ecological resilience is a powerful heuristic for ecosystem management in the context of rapid environmental change. Significant efforts are underway to improve

Clean Water, Clean Beaches Water Quality Funding Measure*

Los Angeles County Department of Public Works, Los Angeles County Flood Control District | September 21st, 2012


The Problem: Stormwater and runoff rushes down the street, picking up trash and toxic pollutants. On a rainy day, over 10 billion gallons of contaminated stormw

Climate warming enhancement of catastrophic southern California debris flows

Nature | June 29th, 2020


The sequence of wildfires followed by debris flows, frequently affects southern California, reflecting its drought-heavy precipitation climate bipolarity. Organic debris

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