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Grantham, T., J. Mount, E.D. Stein, S.M. Yarnell. 2020. Making the Most of Water for the Environment: A Functional Flows Approach for California’s Rivers. Technical Report 1142. Public Policy Institute of California. San Francisco, CA.

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