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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...
    Summary

    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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  • Bioaccumulation of Pollutants in California Waters: A Review of Historic Data and Assessment of Impacts on Fishing and Aquatic Life

    Bioaccumulation of Pollutants in California Waters: A Review of Historic Data and Assessment of Impacts on Fishing and Aquatic Life

    California State Water Resources Control Board, San Francisco Estuary Institute | October 24, 2007...
    Summary

    This report was written for the State Water Resources Control Board’s Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program (SWAMP) as a step toward the development...

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  • Fish-Habitat Relationships Along the Estuarine Gradient of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, California: Implications for Habitat Restoration

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    Fish-Habitat Relationships Along the Estuarine Gradient of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, California: Implications for Habitat Restoration

    Estuaries and Coasts, Springer U.S. | June 6, 2018...
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    Estuaries are highly variable environments where fish are subjected to a diverse suite of habitat features (e.g., water quality gradients, physical structure) that...

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  • Impacts of the California Drought from 2007 to 2009: Surprising Outcomes for California’s Agriculture, Energy, and Environment

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    Impacts of the California Drought from 2007 to 2009: Surprising Outcomes for California’s Agriculture, Energy, and Environment

    Pacific Institute | June 16, 2011...
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    California’s three-year drought, which ended with this season’s cool and wet weather, had complicated and serious impacts that have been poorly understood and...

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  • Integrated Management of Delta Stressors: Institutional and Legal Options

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    Integrated Management of Delta Stressors: Institutional and Legal Options

    Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) | April 22, 2013...
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    Despite some recent progress, the current institutional landscape for regulation and management of stressors in the in the Sacramento–San Joaquin Delta is highly...

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  • Long-term Monitoring of Pollutants in Fish and Mussels Documents Major Improvements and Persistent Problems

    Long-term Monitoring of Pollutants in Fish and Mussels Documents Major Improvements and Persistent Problems

    California State Water Resources Control Board | December 1, 2007...
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    Of the 390 sites sampled between 1998 and 2003, 32 percent fell into the “low” contamination category. These sites were scattered throughout the...

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  • Making the Delta a Better Place for Native Fishes

    Making the Delta a Better Place for Native Fishes

    Orange County Coastkeeper | March 1, 2018...
    Summary

    The Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta is the heart of California’s water delivery system, connecting the precipitation-rich regions of the north with the dry farmlands...

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  • Managing California’s Freshwater Ecosystems: Lessons from the 2012-16 Drought

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    Managing California’s Freshwater Ecosystems: Lessons from the 2012-16 Drought

    Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) | November 16, 2017...
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    The 2012–16 drought caused unprecedented stress to California’s ecosystems and pushed many native species to the brink of extinction. It also tested the...

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  • Modeling guides groundwater management in a basin with river–aquifer interactions

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    Modeling guides groundwater management in a basin with river–aquifer interactions

    California Agriculture | March 13, 2018...
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    The Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) of 2014 seeks to maintain groundwater discharge to streams to support environmental goals. In Scott Valley, in...

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  • Rivers that Depend on Aquifers: Drafting SGMA Groundwater Plans with Fisheries in Mind

    Rivers that Depend on Aquifers: Drafting SGMA Groundwater Plans with Fisheries in Mind

    Golden Gate University School of Law | April 12, 2018...
    Summary

    In California, surface waters have historically been regulated as if they were unconnected to groundwater. Yet, in reality, surface waters and groundwater are...

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  • Summary report: Green sturgeon, longfin smelt, and dredging operations in the San Francisco Estuary

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    Summary report: Green sturgeon, longfin smelt, and dredging operations in the San Francisco Estuary

    San Francisco Estuary Institute | December 1, 2009...
    Summary

    In 2009, California Department of Fish and Game Commission listed longfin smelt (Spirinchus thaleichthys) as threatened, and NOAA formally adopted “take” provisions for...

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  • Survey Fishes: An Illustrated List of the Fishes Captured during the Northwest Fisheries Science Center’s Fishery Resource Analysis and Monitoring Division’s West Coast Survey

    Triennial field reference to the fishes captured during the Fishery Resource Analysis and Monitoring Division (FRAM) West Coast surveys.

    Survey Fishes: An Illustrated List of the Fishes Captured during the Northwest Fisheries Science Center’s Fishery Resource Analysis and Monitoring Division’s West Coast Survey

    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Marine Fisheries Service, Northwest Fisheries Science Center | September 1, 2017...
    Summary

    The intention of this guide is to be a field reference to the fishes captured during the various Fishery Resource Analysis and Monitoring...

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  • Thermal performance in juvenile hatchery Oncorhynchus tshawytscha: aerobic scope tests over a range of environmental temperatures

    Thermal performance in juvenile hatchery Oncorhynchus tshawytscha: aerobic scope tests over a range of environmental temperatures

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 9 – Pacific Southwest Region | March 15, 2016...
    Summary

    In heavily-altered ecosystems, anthropogenic factors coupled with global climate change have drastically changed available habitats for many native fishes (Cloern and Jassby 2012,...

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  • Yolo Bypass Salmon Habitat Restoration and Fish Passage Analytical Tool Review

    Yolo Bypass Salmon Habitat Restoration and Fish Passage Analytical Tool Review

    Delta Stewardship Council | October 1, 2017...
    Summary

    NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) have issued a Biological Opinion (BiOp) on the long-term...

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