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July 12 Brown Bag – A Southern California Case Study on Setting Flow Targets

Second in a Series of 3 Brown Bag Seminars
Discussing Flow Targets and Ecology

 

Wednesday, July 12, 2017
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. PST

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

 

Eric Stein, Ph.D., Principal Scientist - Biology Dept., Southern California Coastal Water Research Project

 

Dr. Stein will  present work from Southern California involving development of regional flow targets to protect stream health using benthic (bottom-dwelling) macroinvertebrates as indicators. Stream flow targets were determined using the Ecological Limits of Hydrologic Alteration (ELOHA) framework. This method can be applied state-wide, including in the Bay-Delta watershed.

 

To view the informational flyer, 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)