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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...
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    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 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 practical guide to environmental flows for policy and planning (with 9 case studies)

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    A practical guide to environmental flows for policy and planning (with 9 case studies)

    The Nature Conservancy | May 18, 2012...
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    Environmental flows are gaining broad recognition across the United States, and the underlying science is sufficiently developed to support regional planning and policy...

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  • A Practitioner’s Guide to Instream Flow Transactions in California

    The purpose of this guide is to help water right holders –and those assisting them – understand their options for keeping water instream in California.

    A Practitioner’s Guide to Instream Flow Transactions in California

    SWIFT Working Group, American Rivers, Nature Conservancy, Trout Unlimited, Scott River Water Trust, River Right, Alford Environmental | March 1, 2016...
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    The purpose of this guide is to help water right holders –and those assisting them – understand their options for keeping water instream...

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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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  • Adaptive Management for Ecosystem Restoration: Analysis and Issues for Congress

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    Adaptive Management for Ecosystem Restoration: Analysis and Issues for Congress

    Congressional Research Service | March 4, 2011...
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    Adaptive management is the process of incorporating new scientific and programmatic information into the implementation of a project or plan to ensure that...

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  • Anadromous Salmonid Fish Passage Facility Design

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    Anadromous Salmonid Fish Passage Facility Design

    National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) | July 26, 2011...
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    The primary effect of barriers (e.g., hydroelectric dams, water storage projects, irrigation diversions, impassable culverts, etc.) on Pacific salmonids is the reduction in...

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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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  • 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 (PPIC) | 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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