Monthly Archives: July 2021

Experimental Habitats for Hatchery Delta Smelt

by Peter Moyle The Delta smelt is either extinct in the wild or close to it; in the past year only a handful have been caught, with great effort. In contrast, the UC Davis Fish Conservation and Culture Laboratory (FCCL) … Continue reading

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California’s Missing Forecast Flows in Spring 2021 – Challenges for seasonal flow forecasting

by John Abatzoglou, Anna Rallings, Leigh Bernacchi, Joshua Viers, Josué Medellín-Azuara California’s 2021 water outlook became grimmer this spring as the state did not get fabulous February or miracle March precipitation. Unsurprisingly, spring streamflow forecasts from snowfed basins in the … Continue reading

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California isn’t running out of water; it’s running out of cheap water

by Wyatt Arnold A California water myth which becomes especially pernicious in droughts is that California is “running out of water” (Hanak et al. 2009). Viewing California’s supply and demand pressures in terms of fixed water requirements perpetuates this myth … Continue reading

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California isn’t running out of water; it’s running out of cheap water

by Wyatt Arnold A California water myth which becomes especially pernicious in droughts is that California is “running out of water” (Hanak et al. 2009). Viewing California’s supply and demand pressures in terms of fixed water requirements perpetuates this myth … Continue reading

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Home is where the habitat is

 by Dylan Stompe, Teejay O’Rear, John Durand, and Peter Moyle             The San Francisco Estuary (estuary) is sometimes called the most invaded estuary in the world, and for good reason. Through many avenues, hundreds, if not thousands, of species have … Continue reading

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