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  • A Historical Perspective of the Interagency Ecological Program: Bridging Multi-Agency Studies into Ecological Understanding of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and Estuary for 40 Years

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    A Historical Perspective of the Interagency Ecological Program: Bridging Multi-Agency Studies into Ecological Understanding of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and Estuary for 40 Years

    Interagency Ecological Program | February 8, 2013...
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    The Interagency Ecological Program (IEP) has been in existence in some form for almost 50 years. As the San Francisco Estuary evolved due...

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  • Changing ecosystems: a brief ecological history of the Delta

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    Changing ecosystems: a brief ecological history of the Delta

    | February 15, 2010...
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    The San Francisco Estuary is a young estuary, about 6-10,000 years old in its present location. It became established during periods of high...

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  • Delta Narratives: Saving the Historical and Cultural Heritage of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta

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    Delta Narratives: Saving the Historical and Cultural Heritage of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta

    Delta Protection Commission | August 1, 2015...
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    From August 2014 through July 2015, the Delta Narratives project, on contract to the Delta Protection Commission, addressed two questions. First, in what...

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  • Delta Narratives: Building Communities – Economics & Ethnicity

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    Delta Narratives: Building Communities – Economics & Ethnicity

    Delta Protection Commission | June 1, 2015...
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    The theme of this Delta Narrative is Building Communities: Economics and Ethnicity. The essay focuses on the primary zone of the Delta, comprising...

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  • Delta Narratives: Literature and Visual Arts of the Delta, 1849-1975

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    Delta Narratives: Literature and Visual Arts of the Delta, 1849-1975

    Delta Protection Commission | June 1, 2015...
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    Stories matter. Contemporary neuroscience fairly certainly supports our basic intuition that individual human beings construct their identities out of stories, and what is...

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  • Delta Narratives: Managing the Garden: Agriculture, Reclamation, and Restoration in the Sacramento -San Joaquin Delta

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    Delta Narratives: Managing the Garden: Agriculture, Reclamation, and Restoration in the Sacramento -San Joaquin Delta

    Delta Protection Commission | August 5, 2015...
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    This paper examines land and water use in the Delta from before European contact in 1769 to the beginning of the twenty-first century....

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  • Delta Narratives: Stitching a River Culture: Trade, Communication and Transportation to 1960

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    Delta Narratives: Stitching a River Culture: Trade, Communication and Transportation to 1960

    Delta Protection Commission | June 1, 2015...
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    “Stitching a River Culture” explores three themes in the history of the California Delta: trade, communication, and transportation. Heretofore these three subjects have...

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  • Estimates of Natural and Unimpaired Flows for the Central Valley of California: Water Years 1922-2014 (draft)

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    Estimates of Natural and Unimpaired Flows for the Central Valley of California: Water Years 1922-2014 (draft)

    California Department of Water Resources (DWR) | March 1, 2016...
    Summary

    Estimating regional water supplies that would have occurred absent human activities is a common practice in water resources planning. In this report, such...

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  • Feasibility Study for a Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta National Heritage Area

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    Feasibility Study for a Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta National Heritage Area

    Delta Protection Commission | June 4, 2012...
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    In Fall 2009, the California State Legislature passed a comprehensive package reforming governance of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta (Delta) and related aspects of...

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  • Historical Ecology and Landscape Change in the Central Laguna de Santa Rosa

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    Historical Ecology and Landscape Change in the Central Laguna de Santa Rosa

    San Francisco Estuary Institute | May 12, 2017...
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    This study synthesizes a diverse array of data to examine the ecological patterns, ecosystem functions, and hydrology that characterized a central portion of...

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  • History of the All-American Canal: Boulder Canyon Project

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    History of the All-American Canal: Boulder Canyon Project

    Bureau of Reclamation | December 1, 2009...
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    A narrative history of the construction of the All American Canal, Imperial Dam, and the Coachella Canal.

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  • History of the Central Valley Project

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    History of the Central Valley Project

    Bureau of Reclamation | August 23, 2010...
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    A history of the construction of the Central Valley Project. Throughout his political life, Thomas Jefferson contended the United States was an agriculturally...

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  • History of the Delta Division, Central Valley Project

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    History of the Delta Division, Central Valley Project

    Bureau of Reclamation | October 1, 1994...
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    The Delta Division of the Central Valley Project (CVP) acts as the hub around which the CVP revolves. The Delta Division contains the...

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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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  • Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Historical Ecology Investigation: Exploring Pattern and Process

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    Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Historical Ecology Investigation: Exploring Pattern and Process

    San Francisco Estuary Institute | September 12, 2012...
    Summary

    In 2012, SFEI researchers (in collaboration with the CA Department of Fish and Wildlife) completed a historical ecology study of the Sacramento-San Joaquin...

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  • The Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta: The Evolution and Implementation of Water Policy: An Historical Perspective

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    The Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta: The Evolution and Implementation of Water Policy: An Historical Perspective

    San Francisco Estuary and Watershed Science | June 1, 1977...
    Summary

    This report is a history of the attempts to control the encroachment of salinity from San Francisco Bay into the Delta of the...

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  • Water Conveyance Systems in California: Historic Context Development and Evaluation Procedures

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    Water Conveyance Systems in California: Historic Context Development and Evaluation Procedures

    State of California | December 1, 2000...
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    This study began as an attempt to develop a statewide thematic approach to surveying the ditches and canals which are a commonly encountered,...

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