Category Archives: Climate Change

The Future of California’s Unique Salmon and Trout: Good News, Bad News

by Robert Lusardi, Peter Moyle, Patrick Samuel, and Jacob Katz California is a hot spot for endemic species, those found nowhere else in the world.  Among these species are 20 kinds of salmon and trout. That is an astonishing number … Continue reading

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Rising to El Niño’s challenges – and opportunities

By Nicholas Pinter The much-anticipated El Niño has now arrived, with increased potential for heavy rain and snowfall, including the possibility of localized flooding, mudslides and other hazards. While extreme storms, flooding and other natural disasters challenge society to protect … Continue reading

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Can solid flood planning improve all California water planning?

Jay R. Lund, The Ray B. Krone Chair of Environmental Engineering, University of California – Davis “No single raindrop believes it is to blame for the flood.”  E.L. Kersten The best time to prepare for floods is during a drought. … Continue reading

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Adaptive management and experimental island flooding in the Delta

Robyn J. Suddeth, Hydrology Graduate Student, UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences   Like many of the world’s deltas, the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta is in transition. A deteriorating native ecosystem, conflicting water quality objectives, and a fragile levee system are … Continue reading

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Can Sacramento Valley reservoirs adapt to flooding with a warmer climate?

Jay R. Lund, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UC Davis Ann Willis, Watercourse Engineering, Davis, California    Much has been written on potential effects and adaptations for California’s water supply from climate warming, particularly from changes in snowpack accumulation … Continue reading

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