Monthly Archives: April 2013

A confluence of whitewater and watershed scientists

UC Davis watershed scientists immerse themselves in rafting guide training on the South Fork American River, April 2013. Video by Eric Holmes By Chris Bowman Researchers here at the multidisciplinary UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences convey the power and … Continue reading

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Jerry Orlob: legendary mentor for California water engineers

By Jay Lund Jerry was a giant. He pioneered the field of water quality modeling and system analysis in water and environmental engineering. He founded a series of influential consulting firms, many of which exist today. And he helped establish … Continue reading

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UC Davis speakers series: Critical problems for California water policy

By Chris Austin California’s water future is at a critical juncture. The Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta is declining, both as a reliable hub for exporting water for millions of Californians and millions of farmed acres, and as an ecosystem supporting a … Continue reading

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Large delta smelt population found south of Delta

UC Davis scientists have found large populations of the federally protected delta smelt growing extraordinarily large in three Southern California reservoirs, hundreds of miles from its native waters. The smelt presumably colonized the lakes after being pumped from the Delta … Continue reading

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