Tag Archives: UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences

Expanding water storage capacity in California

Jay R. Lund, The Ray B. Krone Chair of Environmental Engineering, University of California – Davis “The old gray mare, she ain’t what she used to be.” The recent report from the US Bureau of Reclamation on the economic feasibility … Continue reading

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Insights for California water policy from computer modeling

“All models are wrong, but some are useful.” G.E.P. Box By Jay R. Lund California has a very complex water system which is important to many often competing interests and purposes. Because of this, California’s water system will always be … Continue reading

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A tribute to Alex Hildebrand

One of the best minds of the Delta and its most devoted advocate has left us.  Alex Hildebrand passed away Monday at the venerable age of 98. Alex cared deeply for the land and the water of the South Delta, … Continue reading

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Some curious things about water management

Jay R. Lund, The Ray B. Krone Chair of Environmental Engineering, University of California – Davis Water management is often very different from what we think intuitively, or what we have been taught. Here are some examples. 1. Most water … Continue reading

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Whither the Delta economy?

Josue Medellín-Azuara, Richard Howitt, Jay Lund – University of California, Davis Ellen Hanak – Public Policy Institute of California, San Francisco Today, PPIC and UC Davis released a new report on the economy of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.  “Transitions for … Continue reading

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Israel’s Delta – The Hula Valley

Jay R. Lund, The Ray B. Krone Chair of Environmental Engineering, University of California – Davis History has many cases of deltas, lakes, and marshlands which have been “reclaimed” for agriculture, then as agriculture became uneconomical, have been returned to … Continue reading

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Has human water use peaked in California?

Jay R. Lund, The Ray B. Krone Chair of Environmental Engineering, University of California – Davis Ellen Hanak, Senior Policy Fellow at the Public Policy Institute of California, San Francisco For over a century, water planning and policy in California … Continue reading

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Delta science in a post-Wanger world

Jeffrey F. Mount, Founding Director of the Center for Watershed Sciences, University of California – Davis The Chief Scientist for the Delta has retired.  No, not Cliff Dahm. He’s the Lead Scientist for the Delta Science Program (although he is … Continue reading

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Multiple stressors – funding the Delta like a public sewer

Jay R. Lund, The Ray B. Krone Chair of Environmental Engineering, University of California – Davis “There once was a woman who lived in a shoe. She had so many children, she didn’t know what to do.” It has become … Continue reading

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The UnDammed

Jeffrey F. Mount, Founding Director of the Center for Watershed Sciences, University of California – Davis I had the great pleasure of being up in the Olympic Peninsula for the Elwha Dam removal ceremonies a few weeks ago.  With the … Continue reading

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