Center ecologists spotlight north Delta, Suisun Marsh

Several Center for Watershed Sciences researchers are presenting at this week's Bay-Delta Science Conference in Sacramento.

On Wednesday, ecologist John Durand, fish biology professor Peter Moyle and others are scheduled to present their latest findings on ecosystems in the north Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and Suisun Marsh.

Experts: Many flaws in tunnels proposal

Stockton Record (May 20, 2014) — Speaking as a member of the Delta Independent Science Board, Jay Lund said the Bay Delta Conservation Plan - as Gov. Jerry Brown's twin tunnels plan is formally known - contains too many flaws. "I don't think the document was organized to provide a convincing or particularly solid justification for the project, though they have a lot of the pieces, certainly," said Lund, who is also director of the UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences.

Record Drought Could Hurt Water Quality

KQED-FM (Feb. 11, 2014) — William Fleenor of the UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences says that poor water quality will raise costs for water treatment plants and will only get worse as sea levels rise. “It’s quite expensive to remove chloride,” Fleenor said.

Lund on Delta tunnels: Really not about taking more water from others


In an Associated Press interview Monday (Dec. 9, 2013) the Center director Jay Lund said the goal of the state's Bay Delta Conservation Plan is not to increase the amount of water being sent to cities and Central Valley farms, but to make the conveyance less environmentally damaging.

An engineer, journalist, lawyer and politician walk into a Delta debate...

The Delta is not just a canteen to supply water...its a place that a lot of people live and work and call home," said Kip Lipper, top environmental consultant for Senate President Darrell Steinberg, speaking at an Oct. 15 public forum on the future of fresh water in California.

Mike Taugher, beloved and dogged environmental journalist

We at the Center for Watershed Sciences extend our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Mike Taugher, a former California environmental journalist much admired for his amiable personality and the high level of commitment, depth and talent he brought to coverage of water issues. Mike died July 27 while snorkeling in Hawaii on vacation.

"Mike's death is tragic on lots of levels," said Peter Moyle, associate director of the Center. "He was a really good reporter who checked things carefully."