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Recreational beneficial uses analysis completed for L.A. River environmental flows study

SCCWRP and its partners have completed an assessment of the recreational beneficial uses provided by the Los Angeles River as part of an ongoing study evaluating the implications of diverting ... More

L.A. River environmental flows study holds first stakeholder meeting

A two-year study that seeks to determine the potential ecological and recreational effects of diverting treated wastewater effluent and runoff from the Los Angeles River for water recycling purposes held ... More

Beta version of stream geomorphology tool developed to aid in setting environmental flow targets

SCCWRP and its partners have developed a beta version of a tool that can provide information on geomorphic structure for stream sites across coastal California, part of an ongoing effort ... More

Study examining how to use flow-capture BMPs to improve San Juan Creek flow patterns

SCCWRP and its partners have launched a study examining how to implement flow-capture BMPs (best management practices) in San Juan Creek in Orange County to restore more natural flow patterns ... More

Climate change’s impacts on sensitive aquatic species modeled for L.A. region

and its partners have completed a study examining how changing rainfall patterns and temperatures in the Los Angeles region stemming from climate change will impact sensitive aquatic species and habitats. ... More

Environmental flows study to determine impacts of diverting discharges from L.A. River

Water-quality managers that work in the Los Angeles River watershed have initiated a two-year study to determine the potential ecological and recreational effects of diverting treated wastewater effluent and runoff ... More

Study shows flow classification tool can be adapted to distinguish intermittent and ephemeral streams in Southwest

SCCWRP and its partners have shown in a proof-of-concept study that a flow classification tool that can rapidly distinguish intermittent streams from ephemeral streams in the Pacific Northwest is feasible ... More

Environmental flow targets developed to protect Santa Clara River Estuary

A scientific review panel that includes participation by SCCWRP has completed an analysis of the environmental flow needs of the Santa Clara River Estuary. The flow target analysis, completed in ... More

Stream geomorphology data being collected to aid watershed managers in setting flow targets

SCCWRP and its partners have begun field sampling at coastal stream sites across California to collect data on geomorphic structure, part of an ongoing effort to develop a standardized framework ... More

EPA Pacific Northwest stream tool being tested in Southwest

SCCWRP and its partners have launched a study to investigate whether a stream management tool that can rapidly distinguish intermittent streams from ephemeral streams in the Pacific Northwest is feasible ... More

Environmental flows workgroup organizes under California Water Quality Monitoring Council

A group of technical experts working to coordinate environmental flow management programs statewide was officially recognized in November as a workgroup of the California Water Quality Monitoring Council. The recognition ... More

Field testing underway to explore monitoring applications for recently acquired UAS

SCCWRP and its partners have initiated a series of field experiments examining how a pair of recently acquired unmanned aerial systems (UAS) could be used to improve the speed and ... More

Project laying groundwork to develop flow-ecology assessment tools

SCCWRP and its partners have begun laying the groundwork to develop a suite of assessment tools that illuminate how the ecological health of Southern California streams is impacted by alterations ... More

New stream flow targets aid in watershed planning decisions

SCCWRP and its partners have published a comprehensive study outlining how to use a suite of newly developed flow-ecology modeling tools to optimally protect the in-stream biological communities of more ... More

Pilot study shows potential of UAS for remote environmental monitoring applications

SCCWRP and its partners have demonstrated in a pilot study that traditional and multispectral cameras mounted to an unmanned aerial system (UAS) can be used to produce high-resolution, 3D mapping ... More

Study shows watershed managers how to apply new flow-ecology modeling tools

SCCWRP and its partners in the San Diego River Watershed have completed a demonstration study showing how to use a newly developed suite of flow-ecology modeling tools to optimally manage ... More

Framework developed for establishing Southern California stream flow thresholds

SCCWRP and its partners have completed development of a framework that can be used to establish ecologically relevant flow targets for stream sites across Southern California. The framework, which relates ... More

SCCWRP models flow patterns at 850 stream sites for ELOHA study

SCCWRP in October finished modeling hydrological flow patterns for about 850 ungaged bioassessment stream sites across Southern California, a milestone in a three-year project that aims to use a scientific ... More

Case study for flow-ecology framework kicks off in San Diego

SCCWRP and its partners kicked off a case study in May that aims to demonstrate the utility of using a scientific framework known as the Ecological Limits of Hydrologic Alteration ... More

SCCWRP testing utility of remote sensing to assess hydromodification risk

SCCWRP has partnered with Orange County Public Works and the manufacturer of a professional-grade unmanned aerial system equipped with sensors to begin conducting high-resolution mapping of waterways susceptible to hydromodification. ... More