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Up a river without a paddle

Accounts from this year’s ever-popular rivers course, taught by Center for Watershed Sciences staff, read more like the Chronicle for Drier Education — thanks to this fourth year of extreme drought.

The spring 2015 class had to forgo plans to reach study sites by rafting the Wild and Scenic section of the Tuolumne River (“Wild” as in Class 4 and 5 rapids), because of reduced flows from Hetch Hetchy Reservoir. They otherwise immersed themselves snorkeling.

Submitted by Chris Bowman on July 10, 2015 - 12:18pm

Say hello to Jon Herman, a new assistant professor in water resources systems engineering who will be working with the Center for Watershed Sciences.

UC Davis researchers present estimates of drought impacts on California agriculture
Submitted by Chris Bowman on June 2, 2015 - 2:23pm

The drought is expected to be worse for California’s agricultural economy this year because of reduced water availability, according to preliminary estimates released today by the UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences.

Submitted by Chris Bowman on May 21, 2015 - 8:42pm

Amber Manfree of the Center for Watershed Sciences on Wednesday (May 27) will be awarded the Kinsella Memorial Prize for her dissertation on the changing landscape of Suisun Marsh, a vast wetland in the San Francisco Estuary important for fish and water birds.

Submitted by Chris Bowman on March 27, 2015 - 10:58am
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