Congratulations to one of our CWS researchers, Alison Whipple, on winning 1st place for Best Poster at the 2016 Bay Delta Science Conference! Her poster was about Quantifying Spatio-temporal Inundation Patterns for Floodplain Restoration on the Lower Cosumnes River, California.
"Restoring floodplain ecosystems is a global challenge acutely felt within the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and watershed. A river’s flood regime and the floodplain landscape with which it interacts drive spatio-temporal variability of floodplain inundation, or hydrospatial inundation patterns. These conditions are central to maintaining floodplain hydrogeomorphic and ecological processes and functions, such as sediment recruitment, riparian forest succession, and creating flooded habitat for fish. This research presents analysis of the Cosumnes River hydrospatial regime under pre- and post-restoration conditions, demonstrating a new spatio-temporally resolved approach to quantify floodplain conditions for improved evaluation of physical targets to better manage restoration of ecological functions."
From the Delta Stewardship Council Delta Science Program:
The 2016 Bay-Delta Science Conference, which took place in November of 2016, was a forum for presenting technical analyses and results relevant to the Delta Science Program’s mission of providing science-based information for water and environmental decision-making in the Bay-Delta system.
Students contribute enormously to Bay-Delta research studies and communication. As in previous conferences, numerous students participated in the student competition.
For a list of all the student honorees, see this link.
UC Water also wrote an article highligting Alison Whipple on her work and accomplishments.