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Dean Messer, Chief
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West Sacramento, CA 95691
P.O. Box 942836
Sacramento, CA 94236-0001
management of California's water resources while protecting, restoring, and enhancing natural and human environments.
News / Announcements:
|Validating Length‐at‐Date run assignments for Central Valley Chinook Salmon
Brett Harvey, Who’s Your Daddy?... Validating Length-at-Date run Assignments for Central Valley Chinook Salmon
(PDF, 6.42 MB).
California Estuary Monitoring Workgroup Poster - a Tool for integrating Monitoring Assessment and Reporting
Yolo Bypass Salmonid Habitat Restoration and Fish Passage Project
|Genetic Detection of Predation on Larval Delta Smelt in the North Delta
Schreier, B. M., M. R. Baerwald, G. Schumer, and B. May. 2010. Detecting predation of larval delta smelt by silversides using genetic techniques
(PDF, 6.80 MB). (Friday, August 3, 2012 - EWQES)
|Siberian Freshwater Prawn
The talk "Introduction of the Siberian prawn, Exopalaemon modestus, to the San Francisco Estuary: Ten Years later" was delivered by Tiffany Brown, (Environmental Scientist in the DWR "Bay-Delta Monitoring and Analysis" Unit) at the 2012 IEP Workshop at the Lake Natoma Inn on Friday, April 20 to update information on monitoring of the establishment and rapid expansion of this introduced shrimp throughout the SF Estuary. (Wednesday, May 16, 2012 - EWQES) .
|Public Announcement - Monterey Plus Final EIR
On February 1, 2010, Lester Snow, Director of the Department of Water Resources, signed the certification for the final Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the Monterey Amendment to the State Water Project Contracts (Including Kern Water Bank Transfer) and Associated Actions as Part of a Settlement Agreement (Monterey Plus).
|Swainson's Hawk NestCam
The Swainson’s hawks that you see here returned from their wintering grounds (probably Mexico, but possibly as far south as Argentina) at the end of March, 2009. The female is the darker of the two; the male can be readily identified by the large white patch...
|Bay Delta Conservation Plan EIR/EIS
DWR is currently evaluating the environmental impacts of the Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP). The BDCP's purpose is to provide for the conservation of at-risk species in the Delta and improve its reliability as the hub of the state's water supply system...