Monthly Archives: August 2023

Portfolio Solutions for Water – Flood Management

by Jay Lund *this is a repost of a blog originally published in March 2019. The tweet below, shows slight (but still frightening) levee overtopping this week on Cache Creek, just north of Woodland, California.  It also illustrates the combined … Continue reading

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Shell-shocking Details About Freshwater Mussel Reproduction

By Andrew L. Rypel, Miranda Bell Tilcock, and Christine A. Parisek One of our favorite aspects of teaching is (occasionally) being able to really surprise a student. Many of the fun nature facts folks pick up nowadays come from TV, … Continue reading

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Hidden links between aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems: part 2 – Sacramento River

By Nicholas Wright Running through the Central Valley’s patchwork of yellow, green, and brown farmlands is the deep blue of California’s largest river–the Sacramento. Once a much wider river, meandering across the flat valley floor, the Sacramento has been straight-jacketed … Continue reading

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A “Peak” into California’s Alpine Lakes and their Food Webs

By Christine A. Parisek “The Sierra Nevada is five hundred miles of rock put right. Granite freed by glaciers and lifted through clouds where water, frozen and fine, has scraped and washed it into a high country so brilliant it … Continue reading

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