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Jan. 12 Brown Bag - Flow Dynamics and Transport of Water-Quality Constituents in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta

One of a series showcasing the State of Bay-Delta Science 2016


Thursday, January 12, 2017
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. PST

Park Tower Building
2nd Floor Conference Room
980 Ninth St., Sacramento, CA 95814


David Schoellhamer, Ph.D., Research Hydrologist and Project Manager, U.S. Geological Survey

Over the past decade considerable advances have occurred in the understanding of flow dynamics and how water-quality elements move within the Bay-Delta.


In this seminar, Dr. Schoellhamer will discuss these advances focusing on:

  • Water-quality constituents (heat, oxygen, nutrients, contaminants, salinity, organic particles, and inorganic particles)
  • Drivers of flow and transport
  • Advances in techniques
  • Sediment
  • Connections among the watershed, Delta, and San Francisco Bay

This Brown Bag seminar is one of a series showcasing the State of Bay-Delta Science 2016. Coordinated by the Delta Stewardship Council, State of Bay-Delta Science is series of 15 peer-reviewed articles that summarize our current scientific understanding of the Bay-Delta.


To view the informational flyer, please click here.

To read the peer-reviewed article published in SFEWS, please click here.


Click below to view the video from the seminar.


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)