Myths of California Water: Virtual Tour

Myth

More water will lead to healthy fish populations.

Reality

Fish need more than water to thrive.

Topics Map

 
Dead fish in the Klamath River
Upper Klamath Lake

Further Reading

  • Hanak, E., J. Lund, A. Dinar, B. Gray, R. Howitt, J. Mount, P. Moyle, Barton “Buzz” Thompson (2010), “Myths of California Water – Implications and Reality,” West-Northwest Journal of Environmental Law and Policy, Vol. 16, No. 1, Winter 2010.
  • National Resource Council. 2004. Endangered and Threatened Fished in the Klamath River Basin: Causes of Decline and Strategies for Recovery. Committee on Endangered and Threatened Fishes in the Klamath River Basin, National Research Council. The National Academy Press.
  • Null, S.E., M.L. Deas, J.R. Lund. 2009. Flow and water temperature simulation for habitat restoration in the Shasta River, California. River Research and Applications. DOI: 10.1002/rra.1288.
  • Vermeyen, T.B. 1997. Modifying Reservoir Release Temperatures Using Temperature Control Curtains. Proceedings of Theme D: Energy and Water: Sustainable Development, 27th IAHR Congress, San Francisco, CA, August 10-15, 1997. Available at http://www.usbr.gov/pmts/hydraulics_lab/tvermeyen. Accessed 5/06.