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.

Science Symposium: Environmental and Ecological Effects of Proposed Changes in Water Operations

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

Symposium Agenda

Review Material

The Use of the Environmental Water Account for the Protection of Anadromous Salmonids in the Sacramento/San Joaquin Delta in 2002-2003

Lead Scientist Response
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


October 15 October 16 October 17
Bruce Herbold
Dave Fleming
Jerry Johns
Jim White
Roger Guinee
Ryan Olah
Salmonid Panel
Pat Brandes
Balancing Fish and
  Water Quality


Jon Burau
Catch Index
Technical Review
The X2 Relationships
BJ Miller
How this information can help manage the Delta

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June 19 - 20, 2003
Science Symposium I

California State University, Sacramento
University Union, Redwood Room
6000 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95819

Summary Report
Workshop Summary
Notice of Public Meeting
Symposium Logistics
Driving Directions

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.