Tag Archives: environmental flows

Functional Flows for Developing Ecological Flow Recommendations

by Sarah Yarnell, Alyssa Obester, Ted Grantham, Eric Stein, Belize Lane, Rob Lusardi, Julie Zimmerman, Jeanette Howard, Sam Sandoval-Solis, Rene Henery, and Erin Bray To protect California’s native aquatic species, stream flows need to be managed to support important ecological … Continue reading

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The folly of unimpaired flows for water quality management

by Ann Willis Unimpaired streamflow has long been the benchmark against which current stream flows are evaluated for environmental purposes. The underlying assumption is that if there is water in a stream, the stream must be healthy. A closer look … Continue reading

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Water giveaways during a drought invite conflict

                                                This article first ran in the San Francisco Chronicle on March 20, 2015. By Jay Lund … Continue reading

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