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January 21 Brown Bag Seminar: Using reservoir operations to address ecosystem impacts at Shasta Lake

Tuesday, January 21, 2014, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Park Tower Building
2nd floor conference room
980 ninth street
Sacramento, CA 95814

Dr. Laurel Saito - Associate Professor University of Nevada, Reno

Dr. Saito will cover recent and ongoing modeling research, coupling ecological or stochastic models with the two-dimensional hydrodynamic model CE-QUAL-W2, to investigate how altered dam operations at Shasta Lake – i.e. the timing and quantity of water releases – could reduce impacts to downstream aquatic ecosystems. Investigations like this demonstrate the importance of collaborations between ecosystem research and water operations to support resilient aquatic ecosystems and a more reliable water supply.

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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)