California’s Wild and Scenic Rivers Act Hampers Shasta Reservoir Project Brian Gray, Jeffrey Mount January 6 2020 A proposal to raise Shasta Dam to increase storage capacity is unlikely to go forward, given the protected status of a tributary that the project would inundate.
The Russian River: Managing at the Watershed Level Gokce Sencan September 10 2019 Water managers across the state face new and more extreme conditions as the climate warms. We talked to Grant Davis of Sonoma Water about his agency’s comprehensive approach to these challenges.
Preparing California’s Rivers for a Changing Climate Lori Pottinger August 19 2019 We talked to UC Berkeley river scientist Ted Grantham about the state of the state’s rivers, and how to help them adapt to a changing climate.
Planning for a Drier Future in the Colorado River Basin Lori Pottinger August 12 2019 The Colorado River’s waters are over-allocated, making it hard to address the challenges climate change brings. We talked to Doug Kenney of the University of Colorado about managing the basin for a drier future.
The Yolo Bypass: It’s a Floodplain! It’s Farmland! It’s an Ecosystem! Lori Pottinger July 29 2019 The Sacramento River needs room to spread in wet years. The Yolo Bypass allows it to safely flood while also providing habitat. Scientist Ted Sommer explains this unique landscape.