Friday, Sept. 18, 2015

Future of water

Conservationists must choose between habitat, species

Rosi Dagit, senior conservation biologist for the Resource Conservation District of the Santa Monica Mountains, holds a Western Pond Turtle that has been damaged by predators. Lower pond levels have made the turtles easier targets. JED KIM / KPCC

KPCC

KPCC Public Radio

PART FIVE: The drought is forcing California wildlife managers, researchers and conservationists to shift species protection strategies. With a warmer and drier climate expected in the future, those strategies — often developed when cooler, wetter conditions were the norm — are giving a glimpse of what conservation will be like going forward. #CAwater2040

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Delta levees: Radar monitoring from 41,000 feet

Maven's Notebook

At present, monitoring levees is done using ground-level observations and instrumentation, but with more than a thousand miles of levees in the Delta, remote sensing could turn out to be a game-changing technology for determining the health and status of levees on a broad scale.

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UC Merced research: Going with the flow of data

UC Merced Magazine

Researchers at UC Merced are trying to unravel the Gordian knot that is California water through a new inter-campus initiative. The UC Water Security and Sustainability Research team will gather data to tackle the state's water crisis on multiple fronts, focusing on infrastructure, institutions and information.

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