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Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering Director, Center for Watershed Sciences University of California - Davis

Water Grabs of California, Explained Simply

by Jay Lund Your water use is a “grab” and a “waste.”  My water use is a nab, and a sacred right.  We all see water the same way, mostly, but from different perspectives. Historically, periods of progress in water … Continue reading

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How engineers see the water glass in California

It looks like 2018 will be a dry year, with snowpack about 50%.  How do engineers see the water glass in California?  Mostly the same as they did six years ago in the original version of this post, but we’ve … Continue reading

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The California Drought of 2015: March

By Jay Lund Droughts are strange, and this one is becoming scarier. February began with a nice few stormy days, but has since looked like this January – very dry. And so far, the March forecast is not wet. At … Continue reading

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The California Drought of 2015: January

By Jay Lund The California Department of Water Resources does a great job assembling data that can give insights on water conditions during the ongoing drought. They update the information daily (which can be addictive for some of us) on … Continue reading

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Restoring Hetch Hetchy Valley

Jay Lund, the Ray B. Krone Professor of Environmental Engineering, University of California – Davis In November, the people of San Francisco will vote on looking into alternatives to capturing water at the Hetch Hetchy reservoir site, which could lead … Continue reading

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California Water – The Great Remodeling Project

Jay R. Lund, Director, Center for Watershed Sciences, and Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UC Davis People periodically remodel their homes.  A household might need a new room for children or an ailing grandparent, want a bigger kitchen, … Continue reading

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Reconciling wild things with tamed places – a future for native fish species in the Delta

Peter Moyle, William Bennett, John Durand, William Fleenor, Jay Lund, Jeffrey Mount, University of California – Davis Ellen Hanak, Public Policy Institute of California, San Francisco Brian Gray, University of California – Hastings School of Law Today, the Public Policy … Continue reading

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Wild Things and the Delta

Jay Lund, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Peter Moyle, Department of Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology University of California – Davis   The recent death of Maurice Sendak, author of Where the Wild Things Are, brings some whimsical reflections … Continue reading

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Some springtime reading on California water

Jay R. Lund, Director, Center for Watershed Sciences and the Ray B. Krone Chair of Environmental Engineering, University of California – Davis California is a wonderful place to study water, with so many interesting and important problems, many thoughtful and … Continue reading

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