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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    In October 2017, the Tubbs Fire and the Nuns Fire burned 93,400 acres of the Mark West Creek and Santa Rosa Creek watersheds,...

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Science Direct | May 24, 2016...
    Summary

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

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  • Atmospheric rivers impact California’s coastal water quality via extreme precipitation

    Atmospheric rivers impact California’s coastal water quality via extreme precipitation

    Science of the Total Environment | June 25, 2019...
    Summary

    Precipitation in California is projected to become more volatile: less frequent but more extreme as global warming pushes midlatitude frontal cyclones further poleward...

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  • Bay Area Green Infrastructure Water Quality Synthesis

    Bay Area Green Infrastructure Water Quality Synthesis

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

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

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  • Building Ecological Resilience in Highly Modified Landscapes

    Building Ecological Resilience in Highly Modified Landscapes

    BioScience | November 7, 2018...
    Summary

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

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  • Characterization of Sediment Contamination in South Bay Margin Areas

    Characterization of Sediment Contamination in South Bay Margin Areas

    San Francisco Estuary Institute (SFEI) | November 15, 2019...
    Summary

    The Bay margins (i.e., mudflats and adjacent shallow areas of the Bay) are important habitats where there is high potential for wildlife to...

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  • Clean Water, Clean Beaches Water Quality Funding Measure*

    Clean Water, Clean Beaches Water Quality Funding Measure*

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

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

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  • Climate warming enhancement of catastrophic southern California debris flows

    Climate warming enhancement of catastrophic southern California debris flows

    Nature | June 29, 2020...
    Summary

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

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