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“Psst… Groundwater and Surface Water Do Mix” – New York Times

by FELICITY BARRINGER © New York Times February 3, 2011 [Excerpt:] “An article published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters this week describes a new and simple way of measuring groundwater’s contribution to small streams on the surface. . . Groundwater, they found, tends to be cooler than surface water in summer and warmer in winter; the infrared devices record …

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Gualala River Steelhead Studies

A fish and wildlife biologist, retired from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, has been conducting systematic studies of the population status of steelhead in the Gualala River since 2001. Annual spawning surveys focus on an 18 mile reach of the Wheatfield Fork selected as a population-indexing reach. GualalaRiverSteelhead.info Over the years, he has compiled a wealth of detailed information …

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Wave energy project off the Gualala coast?

Federal Agency Cancels Permits to Study Wave Energy on the Sonoma Coast The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has canceled permits issued to the Sonoma County Water Agency (SCWA) to study power generation from wave energy at three coastal sites on the Sonoma coast. SCWA was unable to raise the millions of dollars needed to study the sites, including one …

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Public Trust Policy

The Legislature has given the California State Lands Commission authority over California’s sovereign lands – lands under navigable waters. These are lands to which California received title upon its admission to the Union and that are held by virtue of its sovereignty. These lands are also known as public trust lands. The Commission administers public trust lands pursuant to statute …

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Measuring Redwood Giants – KQED Quest

QUEST on KQED Public Media. Duration: 6:17 Original Air Date: Friday, Dec 17, 2010 Forest ecologist Steve Sillett is leading a team of scientists as they climb and measure every branch of some of the last and tallest old growth redwoods in California. Their goal is to learn how these ancient giants have historically responded to climatic shifts and to …

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