Monthly Archives: January 2023

DNA Unveils New Freshwater Fish Species in California

By Peter B. Moyle & Matthew A. Campbell No doubt you have watched a crime show where DNA analysis reveals the identity of a victim or criminal. Or, you have read accounts of how Neanderthal genes are part of our … Continue reading

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Is the Drought Over? Reflections on California’s Recent Flood-Drought Combo

By Andrew L. Rypel, Jay Lund, and Carson Jeffres Early January was an unusually wild ride of atmospheric rivers. Nine sizable systems produced a train of storms beginning about New Years and lasting for several weeks across almost all of … Continue reading

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Nature’s gift to nature in early winter storms

By Jeffrey Mount, Peter B. Moyle, Andrew L. Rypel, and Carson Jeffres The current wet spell, made up of a parade of atmospheric rivers, is a welcome change from the last three years of record dry and warm conditions. For … Continue reading

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Drought and the Colorado River: Localizing Water in Los Angeles

By Erik Porse and Stephanie Pincetl In October 2022, water agencies in Southern California with Colorado River water rights announced plans to reduce water diversions. The agencies offered voluntary conservation of 400,000 acre-feet per year through 2026. This annual total … Continue reading

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California WaterBlog: 2022 In Review

By Christine Parisek The California WaterBlog is completing its 11th year. As we enter 2023, we take a moment to to thank our many readers, partners, authors, and friends. The California WaterBlog’s central mission is to provide stimulating ideas and … Continue reading

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