Monthly Archives: March 2015

The California Drought of 2015: A preview

By Jay Lund This fourth year of drought is severe, but not yet the driest ever. The drought’s impacts are worsened by record heat, which has dried out soils and raised the demands for irrigation, and the historical high levels of … Continue reading

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Water giveaways during a drought invite conflict

                                                This article first ran in the San Francisco Chronicle on March 20, 2015. By Jay Lund … Continue reading

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Prepare for extinction of delta smelt

By Peter Moyle I saw my first delta smelt in 1972, during my first fall as an assistant professor at UC Davis. I was on a California Department of Fish and Wildlife trawl survey to learn about the fishes of … Continue reading

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Salmon finding a home in my backyard – Could it be?

By Peter Moyle The sound of splashing drew me to the stream. A dark finned back cut the surface. Salmon? The fish came into view and its snout was a giveaway, maroon-hued and curved like a hook. This was a … Continue reading

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Creating effective groundwater sustainability plans

Jay Lund, Thomas Harter, Robert Gailey, Graham Fogg, Richard Frank, Helen Dahlke, Timothy Ginn, Sam Sandoval Solis, Thomas Young — UC Davis Andrew Fisher, Ruth Langridge — UC Santa Cruz Joshua Viers, Thomas Harmon — UC Merced Patricia Holden, Arturo … Continue reading

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