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June 2015 issue of San Francisco Estuary and Watershed Science Now Available

July 2015
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The latest issue of San Francisco Estuary and Watershed Science (SFEWS) is now available. This open-access, peer-reviewed academic journal is published jointly by the Delta Stewardship Council and the University of California at Davis John Muir Institute of the Environment. The June 2015 issue features an essay on “Storage in California’s Reservoirs and Snowpack in This Time of Drought.”


Research articles include:


  • “California Central Valley Water Rights in a Changing Climate” - a study that evaluates future water rights reliability in the Sacramento-Feather-American river watersheds.
  • “Temporal Trends in Hatchery Releases of Fall-Run Chinook Salmon in California’s Central Valley” - Results indicate a reduction in the diversity of life-history types represented in the fall-run Chinook salmon hatchery releases, which may be a factor that contributes to the decreased stability of the Central Valley fall-run Chinook salmon stock complex.
  • “Evolution of Arability and Land Use, Sacramento–San Joaquin Delta, California” - Used available data to estimate changes in land use and wet, non-farmable, and marginally farmable areas in the Delta from 1984 to 2012, and developed a conceptual model for processes that affect the changes observed.


To read the latest SFEWS issue, click here.

Coequal goals

The Delta Stewardship Council was created in legislation to achieve the state mandated coequal goals for the Delta. "'Coequal goals' means the two goals of providing a more reliable water supply for California and protecting, restoring, and enhancing the Delta ecosystem. The coequal goals shall be achieved in a manner that protects and enhances the unique cultural, recreational, natural resource, and agricultural values of the Delta as an evolving place." (CA Water Code §85054)