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Observing the water balance in the Sierra Nevada: Southern Sierra Critical Zone and American River Hydrologic Observatories

Friday, February 14, 2014, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

CAL EPA building
1001 “I” street
Byron Sher Room 2nd floor
Sacramento, CA 95814

Martha Conklin, Professor - University of California, Merced

Dr. Conklin will present research from the Southern Sierra Critical Zone Observatory and American River Watershed Observatory that use wireless sensor networks to quantify water balances in headwater basins and larger complex watersheds. Investigations like this demonstrate the value of collaborative science, emerging technologies, and investigations that span spatial scales to support the development of effective water(shed) management plans.

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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)