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Grantham, T. E., & Viers J. H. (2014).  100 years of California’s water rights system: patterns, trends and uncertainty. Environmental Research Letters. 9, 10pp.PDF icon WaterRights_UCDavis_study.pdf (1.34 MB)
Rheinheimer, D. E., & Viers J. H. (2014).  COMBINED EFFECTS OF RESERVOIR OPERATIONS AND CLIMATE WARMING ON THE FLOW REGIME OF HYDROPOWER BYPASS REACHES OF CALIFORNIA'S SIERRA NEVADA. River Research and Applications. PDF icon Combined effects study (1.19 MB)
Yarnell, S. M., Viers J. H., & Mount JF. (2010).  Ecology and Management of the Spring Snowmelt Recession. Bioscience. 60(2), 
Mayzelle, M. M., Viers J. H., Medellín-Azuara J., & Harter T. (2014).  Economic Feasibility of Irrigated Agricultural Land Use Buffers to Reduce Groundwater Nitrate in Rural Drinking Water Sources. Water. 7(1), PDF icon Mayzelle_et_al_Water(2014).pdf (1.38 MB)
Durand, J. R., Lusardi R. A., Nover D., Suddeth R., Carmona-Catot G., Connell-Buck C., et al. (2011).  Environmental heterogeneity and community structure of the Kobuk River, Alaska, in response to climate change. Ecosphere. 2(4),  1-19.
Marchetti, M. P., Light T.., Moyle P. B., & Viers J. H. (2004).  Fish Invasions in California Watersheds: Testing Hypotheses Using Landscape Patterns. Ecological Applications. 14(5), 1507-1525.
Whipple, A., Viers J. H., & Dahlke H. (2017).  Flood regime typology for floodplain ecosystem management as applied to the unregulated Cosumnes River of California, United States. Ecohydrology. 10(e1817), 
Howard, J. K., Fesenmyer K., Grantham T. E., Viers J. H., Ode P., Moyle P. B., et al. (2018).  A Freshwater Conservation Blueprint for California: Prioritizing Watersheds for Freshwater Biodiversity. Freshwater Science. 37(2), 
Viers, J. H., & Rheinheimer D. E. (2011).  Freshwater conservation options for a changing climate in California’s Sierra Nevada. Marine and Freshwater Research. 66, 266-278.
Yarnell, S. M., Petts G., Schmidt J., Whipple A., Beller E., Dahm C., et al. (2015).  Functional Flows in Modified Riverscapes: Hydrographs, Habitats and Opportunities. BioScience. 65(9), PDF icon BioScience-2015-Yarnell-biosci_biv102.pdf (327.28 KB)
Viers, J. H., & Santos N. R. (2014).  Hydrolapse Videography: A Coupled Hydroinformatic Stack for Improved Visual Assessment of River Dynamics. Proceedings of the International Conference on Hydroinformatics. PDF icon Viers and Santos 2014.pdf (623.06 KB)
Null, S. E., Viers J. H., Mount JF., & Schumann G. J. - P. (2010).  Hydrologic Response and Watershed Sensitivity to Climate Warming in California’s Sierra Nevada. PLoS ONE. 5(4), 
Rheinheimer, D. E., Yarnell S. M., & Viers J. H. (2012).  Hydropower Costs Of Environmental Flows And Climate Warming In California’s Upper Yuba River Watershed. River Research and Applicatiions.
Viers, J. H. (2011).  Hydropower Relicensing and Climate Change. Journal of the American Water Resources Association. 1-7.
Null, S. E., & Viers J. H. (2013).  In bad waters: Water year classification in nonstationary climates. Water Resources Research. 49(February 2013), 1137-1148.PDF icon wateryear.pdf (8.73 MB)
Null, S. E., Ligare S. T., & Viers J. H. (2013).  A Method to Consider Whether Dams Mitigate Climate Change Effects on Stream Temperatures. Journal of the American Water Resources Association. PDF icon Viers_JAWRA_2011.pdf (94.01 KB)
Young, C., Escobar M., Fernandes M., Joyce B., Kiparsky M., Mount JF., et al. (2009).  Modeling the Hydrology of Climate Change in California's Sierra Nevada for Subwatershed Scale Adaptation. Journal of the American Water Resources Association. 45(6), 
Viers, J. H., Fremier A. K., Hutchinson R. A., Quinn J. F., Thorne J. H., & Vaghti M. G. (2011).  Multiscale Patterns of Riparian Plant Diversity and Implications for Restoration. Restoration Ecology. 19,
Nichols, A. L., & Viers J. H. (2017).  Not all breaks are equal: Variable hydrologic and geomorphic responses to intentional levee breaches along the lower Cosumnes River, California. River Research and Applications. PDF icon rra3159.pdf (6.52 MB)
Howard, J., Klausmeyer K., Furnish J., Gardali T., Grantham T. E., Katz J., et al. (2015).  Patterns of Freshwater Species Richness, Endemism, and Vulnerability in California. PLoS ONE. 10(7), PDF icon Read full study (3.16 MB)
Santos, N. R., Katz J. V. E., Moyle P. B., & Viers J. H. (2014).  A programmable information system for management and analysis of aquatic species range data in California. Environmental Modelling & Software. 53, 13 - 26.PDF icon Santos_et_al_PISCES-2014.pdf (2.98 MB)
Rheinheimer, D. E., Viers J. H., Sieber J., Kiparsky M., Mehta V. K., & Ligare S. T. (2014).  Simulating High-Elevation Hydropower with Regional Climate Warming in the West Slope, Sierra Nevada. JOURNAL OF WATER RESOURCES PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT. 140, 714-723.
Null, S. E., Viers J. H., Deas M., Tanaka S., & Mount JF. (2012).  Stream temperature sensitivity to climate warming in California’s Sierra Nevada: impacts to coldwater habitat. Climatic Change. 1-22.
Grantham, T. E., Viers J. H., & Moyle P. B. (2014).  Systematic Screening of Dams for Environmental Flow Assessment and Implementation. BioScience. 64(10), 1-13.PDF icon Journal article (3.13 MB)PDF icon Appendix 1: Hydo model performance (108.16 KB)PDF icon Appendix 2: Flow-sensitive fishes (84.55 KB)PDF icon Appendix 3: Candidate dams (134.83 KB)PDF icon Appendix 4: Dam ranking (105 KB)
Grantham, T. E., Viers J. H., & Moyle P. B. (2014).  Systematic screening of dams for environmental flow assessment and implementation. BioScience. 65(6), 1006-1018.
Underwood, E., Viers J. H., Quinn J. F., & North M. (2010).  Using Topography to Meet Wildlife and Fuels Treatment Objectives in Fire-Suppressed Landscapes. 46. 5,
Seavy, N. E., Gardali T., Golet G. H., Griggs T. F., Howell C., Kelsey R., et al. (2009).  Why Climate Change Makes Riparian Restoration More Important than Ever: Recommendations for Practice and Research. Ecological Restoration. 27(3), 
Report
Harter, T., & Lund J. R. (2012).  Addressing Nitrate in California’s Drinking Water: Executive Summary. (Darby, J., Fogg G., Howitt R., Jessoe K., Pettygrove S. G., Quinn J. F., et al., Ed.).Addressing Nitrates in California's Drinking Water.
Viers, J. H., Liptzin D., Rosenstock T. S., Jensen V. B., Hollander A. D., McNally A., et al. (2012).  Addressing Nitrate in California’s Drinking Water: Technical Report 2 - Sources of Nitrate in Groundwater.
Lund, J. R., Mount JF., Hanak E., Green S., Gurdak J., Harter T., et al. (2015).  California’s Water: Storing Water.
Durand, J. R., Lusardi R. A., Suddeth R., Carmona-Catot G., Connell C., Gatzke S., et al. (2009).  Conceptual Ecosystem Model of the Sub-Arctic River Response to Climate Change: Kobuk River, Alaska.
Mount, JF., Purdy S., Epke G., Finger M., Lusardi R. A., Marks N., et al. (2010).  Confluence: A Natural and Human History of the Tuolumne River Watershed.
Viers, J. H., Fogg G., Smart D., Fremier A. K., Nichols A. L., Phillips K., et al. (2015).  Cosumnes Research Group 3 Annual Report - 2014. PDF icon Cosumnes Research Group 3 annual report 2014 (1.8 MB)
Lund, J. R., Harter T., Gailey R., Fogg G., Frank R. M., Dahlke H., et al. (2015).  Creating Effective Groundwater Sustainability Plans.
Lund, J. R., Harter T., Gailey R., Fogg G., Frank R. M., Dahlke H., et al. (2015).  A Detailed Outline for Groundwater Sustainability Plans under California's Sustainable Groundwater Management Act. PDF icon APPENDIX.pdf (64.75 KB)
Grantham, T. E., & Viers J. H. (2014).  Major River Allocations. PDF icon Major CA river water rights allocations (86.32 KB)
Yarnell, S. M., Peek R. A., Rheinheimer D. E., Lind A. J., & Viers J. H. (2013).  Management of the Spring Snowmelt Recession. 137.PDF icon CEC_Recsn_Limb_Draft_Final_Report.pdf (8 MB)PDF icon Management of the Spring Snowmelt Recession in Regulated Systems (AGU 2013 presentation) (1.87 MB)
Viers, J. H., Purdy S., Peek R. A., Fryjoff-Hung A., Santos N. R., Katz J. V. E., et al. (2013).  Montane Meadows in the Sierra Nevada: Changing Hydroclimatic Conditions and Concepts for Vulnerability Assessment. Center for Watershed Sciences Technical Report. 63.PDF icon Montane Meadows in the Sierra Nevada: Changing Hydroclimatic Conditions and Concepts for Vulnerability Assessment. CWS Report (4.08 MB)
Lund, J. R., Harter T., Gailey R., Fogg G., Frank R. M., Dahlke H., et al. (2015).  A Table of Contents for Groundwater Sustainability Plans under California's Sustainable Groundwater Management Act. PDF icon A Table of Contents.pdf (55.43 KB)
Null, S. E., & Viers J. H. (2012).  Water and Energy Sector Vulnerability to Climate Warming in the Sierra Nevada: Water Year Classification in Non-Stationary Climates. Our Changing Climate.
Rheinheimer, D. E., Ligare S. T., & Viers J. H. (2012).  Water and Energy Sector Vulnerability to Climate Warming in the Sierra Nevada: Simulating the Regulated Rivers of California’s West Slope Sierra Nevada . Our Changing Climate.
Null, S. E., Ligare S. T., & Viers J. H. (2011).  Water-Energy Sector Vulnerability to Climate Warming in the Sierra Nevada: A Method to Consider Whether Dams Mitigate Climate Change Effects. 38.PDF icon CWS Technical Report 2011-001 (2.59 MB)