This issue explores the outer limits of Delta science and research: Can we recover salmon, capture carbon, live with the Russian thistle? It also profiles three young scientists, visits Delta drawbridges in action, and reviews state efforts to come to a voluntary agreement on flows, as well as to fastrack restoration projects.
In this special issue on fish, Estuary shares both the heroics of saving a fish near extinction as well as the secrets of some sturdier, healthier natives. Stories detail how South Bay fish are faring now that so much fish-food-producing marsh habitat has been restored; reveal how shreds of rubber from our car tires are […]
The October issue explores breaching season in full swing, with Hill Slough, Dutch Slough and Pacheco Marsh opening to tides this fall. It also describes how research on Bay nutrients carried on in a garage during COVID restrictions, sitings of cows trampling creeks, and EBMUD efforts to sustain groundwater. Other topics including bird interactions with […]
Looking deeper, making tweaks, are a theme in this issue as Estuary managers and scientists scrutinize their options and check their restoration work in light of a drier, hotter, more hungry future. This June, Estuary explores how Bay fish aren’t getting any cleaner despite chemical bans; how Delta fish are still hungry but food may […]
This issue shares some of the bounty of spring, as activists, engineers, and adventurers challenge themselves to get stuff done on the tail of Covid. Read about a proposed solo kayak trip from SF to Hawaii, the latest on stalled flow agreements, and how scientists have linked climate change to weather extreme events. Also in […]
Estuary News shares some colorful history this December, exploring long-ago floods, crashes, missteps, and bird-sightings. And because we are reporters with long attention spans, we also follow up on our old stories. Special this month, Julie Beagle shares Wicked Scary Sea Level Rise Stories in a Science-in-Short podcast.
This issue of ESTUARY News has a fishy focus, summarizing 12 years of research on the fish-friendly Yolo Bypass, and profiling one man who has spent a lifetime helping fish around dams. Reporters take you out on the Delta to survey fish with cameras not nets, and into the offshore ocean to troll for salmon […]
This special issue explores climate adaptation activities in 12 counties around the Bay and Delta. Projects range from planning how to lift big infrastructure like Highway 37 and the Dumbarton Bridge approach out of the future flood waters to putting cameras on wildlands subject to wildfire and ridgetops rained on by atmospheric rivers. From small […]
This issue celebrates the ambition of working on the watershed scale. In five stories, we explore everything from dam removal to cold water releases for steelhead to the restoration of creek mouths and former flood control channels. We listen in on where the salmon are moving as they migrate from the Sacramento River’s headwaters to […]
This issue summarizes findings and insights from 115 speakers at the 2019 State of the Estuary conference in Oakland. Highlights include new research on the food preferences of salt marsh harvest mice, how drones can improve monitoring of landscape changes, initiatives to upgrade various aging infrastructure to address emerging contaminants of concern and climate change, […]
The September issue covers progress on the region’s 20-year-old invasive spartina eradication program and concerns about contaminated Camp Fire runoff into Butte Creek, and resulting Chinook salmon survival. The issue also follows a group of women walking the entire Bay Trail, profiles the new chief of the SF Regional Water Board, and describes the recent […]
This issue explores the rainbow flavors of infrastructure — green, blue, living, nature-based, multi-benefit. As regional regulators require more from municipalities on the stormwater management front, many are developing more specific plans, building demo projects, and expanding rain gardens, pervious parking lots, and tree wells. This issue also describes the construction of the region’s fifth […]