Water Operations Symposium Workshop
One of the goals of the CALFED Science Program is to provide authoritative and unbiased descriptions of scientific knowledge. To fulfill this goal, the Science Program holds workshops designed to provide a forum for discussions and the exchange of information among Scientists, Stakeholders, Agency Staff, and the public about topics important to the region. These workshops synthesize the science related to complex problems and provide advice for undertaking specific complex tasks in support of Delta planning and decision-making.
Provide a forum for balanced and open discussions of several key environmental and ecological factors affected by water project operations. These discussions will aim to further our understanding of how water project operations and water management activities fit into a larger context of natural and anthropogenic factors affecting populations of fish species of concern and their habitats.
October 15-17, 2003
EWA Review III Panel Summary
- Whichrun: A Computer Program for Population Assignment of Individuals Based on Multilocus Genotype Data
- Mark Recapture Experiments
- Required Level of Effort Sampling at the Delta Fish Protective Facility
- Analysis of microsatellite DNA resolves genetic structure and diversity of chinook salmon in California's central valley
- Goals, Objectives, Performance Measures of EWA for salmon and recommended relevant analyses October 2003
EWA Summary of the Annual Delta Smelt Technical Workshop
EWA Review Criteria
Agency 2003 Delta Smelt Report
EWA 2003 Summary
Interpretive Summary of the 2003 EWA Chinook Salmon Workshop
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April 22 - 23, 2002
Water Operations and Environmental Protection in the Delta: Scientific Issues
The purpose of this workshop is to have a balanced discussion among policy makers, stakeholders, and scientists, to characterize the scientific issues underlying water operations affecting the San Francisco Estuary and watershed. This workshop will illustrate the contributions of science to the existing management system, address what we have learned since the existing standards and operational practices were set, and characterize the most important scientific questions or assumptions that must be addressed to benefit future policy. During this workshop, three topics in particular will be addressed: Outflow requirements (X2 standard); Scientific issues at the Delta Cross Channel and their implications; Regulation of State and federal water operations: How the requirements came to be, scientific issues, state of knowledge, assumptions, range of interpretations and science needs.