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Impact of delta outflow upon salinity and waterfowl in the Suisun Marsh

Mathew Rumboltz

Impact of delta outflow upon salinity and waterfowl in the Suisun Marsh

by Mathew Rumboltz

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Published by U.S. Dept. of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation in [Sacramento, Calif.] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Salt marsh ecology -- California -- Suisun Marsh,
  • Salinity -- California -- Suisun Marsh,
  • Waterfowl -- California -- Suisun Marsh,
  • Suisun Marsh (Calif.)

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Mathew C. Rumboltz.
    ContributionsUnited States. Bureau of Reclamation.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQH541.5.M3 R8
    The Physical Object
    Pagination118 p. in various pagings :
    Number of Pages118
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23115778M
    OCLC/WorldCa5984971

    Natural and management influences on freshwater inflows and salinity in the San Francisco Estuary at monthly to interannual scales Article in Water Resources Research 38(12) Author: Noah Knowles. In those subcommittees, the Service has recommended that water salinity levels throughout the Marsh would be determined indirectly by the attainment of the X2 Delta Outflow standards. Under this scenario, all compliance stations currently within the Marsh would become monitoring stations for water salinities.

    He said he would emphasize this point by talking about three novel ecosystems: the north Delta, the central Delta, and the Suisun Marsh, noting that this draws largely on the work of the UC Davis Ark project. North Delta. The majority of individual fishes caught in the Cache Slough complex are non-native; less than 20% are natives, Dr. Moyle said. The Ecosystem Restoration Program (ERP) Conservation Strategy for the Delta and Suisun Marsh Planning Area provides leadership for conservation and restoration in the Delta and Suisun Marsh. It is developed by DFG in collaboration with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and National Marine Fisheries Service, collectively the ERP Implementing Agencies.

    Suggested Citation: "3 Stressors: Environmental Factors and Their Effects on the Bay-Delta Ecosystem." National Research Council. Sustainable Water and Environmental Management in the California Bay-Delta. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: / THE CHALLENGE: IDENTIFYING, DISTINGUISHING, AND RANKING . conveyance, intakes at 2, 3 & 5, with 9, cfs diversion) would increase Delta outflow up to million acre-feet annually. • Higher salinity in the Suisun Marsh due to high diversion years would affect managed wetlands, and the Bay’s native species, such as the Dungeness Crab, that use the lower salinity of the Bay as a nursery.


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Impact of delta outflow upon salinity and waterfowl in the Suisun Marsh by Mathew Rumboltz Download PDF EPUB FB2

To salt marsh, adversely affecting waterfowl and endangered species habitat. The salinity standards contained in the State Water Resources Control Board's Decisionas originally enacted inwould, if enforced, provide significant protection for the managed wetlands of Suisun Marsh against.

and Wildlife Resources in Suisun Marsh during Water Years - ". An advance copy of the summary report was hand-carried to you on the morning of Decem The summary report contains data and information compiled to assist the State Water Resources Control Board in their preparation of a. Suisun Marsh provides critical habitat for wintering and breeding waterbirds in California.

USGS WERC collaborates with the California Department of Water Resources to examine trends in bird declines and to assess the habitat factors driving long-term survival of waterfowl, rails, and other birds in this important area.

impact upon the projects should be presented nance of an adequate food supply for migratory waterfowl in the Suisun Marsh area, or passage of salmon.

For the foregoing reasons quantitative determinations 5. Delta outflow required for salinity repulsion. Detailed Description. Waterfowl in Suisun Marsh (Credit: Mike Casazza, USGS, WERC.

Public domain.) Details. Image Dimensions: x Date Taken: Monday, July Delta outflows were well below average compared to a typical year, corresponding to comparatively high salinities in Suisun Marsh.

With the exception of one reach in one slough, oxygen concentrations were hospitable for most marsh fishes in all months of SALINITY TRENDS IN SUISUN BAY AND THE WESTERN DELTA: OCTOBER – SEPTEMBER Prepared for: San Luis and Delta Mendota Water Authority P.O.

BoxLos Banos, CA AND. State Water Contractors. Suisun Marsh is a critical habitat for wintering and breeding waterbirds in California. USGS is working with the California DWR to examine the trends in bird decline and to assess the habitat factors driving long-term survival of waterfowl.

1 PUBLIC DRAFT 1 SUISUN MARSH 2 Conservation Opportunity Region Overview 3 Regional Setting 4 The ,acre Suisun Marsh (Marsh) is a key area of public focus for many short- and long-term planning 5 processes.

The Marsh is located at the western edge of the Delta, downstream of the Sacramento–San Joaquin 6 River Delta, and the eastern edge of the San. Research and Education Delta Waterfowl conducts innovative, historically important scientific work on ducks. Sound waterfowl management decisions should always be based on science.

It’s a philosophy Delta Waterfowl has held since Hans Albert Hochbaum began his work as the organization’s first science director in at the Delta Marsh. Delta has continually focused.

Enright and Culberson () indicate that in Suisun Bay and Suisun Marsh, just below the Delta, salinity variability on an annual scale has actually Author: Christopher Enright. SWP and CVP projects affect Suisun Marsh salinity by regulating Delta outflow through upstream reservoir storage and releases and Delta exports.

D (since ) and the currently applicable D (since ) require DWR and Reclamation to meet various Delta outflow and salinity objectives in the Delta and in the Marsh.

The need for a re-evaluation of salinity standards for the Suisun Marsh by the Suisun Ecological Workgroup was in part promulgated by a concern for the historic single resource (waterfowl) approach and because of the need to review the early studies, which established the original D standards.

This paper reviews and highlights recent research findings on foodweb processes since an earlier review by Kimmerer et al. We conduct this review within a conceptual framework of the Delta-Suisun food web, which includes both temporal and spatial components. The temporal component is based on knowledge that the landscape has changed markedly from historical Cited by: 7.

Salinity within Suisun Marsh has ranged from 0 to near 17 ‰ during the course of the study, peaking in the autumn of drought years and falling during periods of high outflow in spring (Meng et al. The proximity of Suisun Marsh to the large upper bay system (Grizzly, Suisun, Honker Bay) and the considerable, but often.

The Suisun Marsh provides a unique combination of low salinity level due to high Delta outflow, moderate temperatures, low pollution levels, availability of phytoplankton as food for Neomysis, and a gentle tidal current, all of which create an ideal environment for both the striped bass and Neomysis.

Rapid Subsidence and Historical Wetland Loss in the Mississippi Delta Plain: Likely Causes and Future Implications Impact of delta outflow upon salinity and waterfowl in the Suisun marsh.

Department of Water Resources. Scoping report for the proposed western Suisun Marsh salinity control project; Plan of protection for Suisun Marsh Phases III and IV Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report.

State Clearinghouse Number Department of Water Resources. These include salinity at Port Chicago (since ), Beldons Landing (since ), and Collinsville (since ), Delta outflow (since ), and a.

ecosystem services. The winter illustrated the value of high Delta outflow to Suisun beneficial uses, alongside levee failure hazards those flows cause. Keywords: Suisun, diked wetlands, tidal marsh, TMDL, water quality, beneficial uses Session Title: Suisun Bay and Marsh: Where the Delta Meets the BayFile Size: KB.

Historical salinity levels in the Suisun Marsh and freshwater outflow from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta were studied and a Delta outflow model and salinity equations were developed to .The SWRCB WQCP, when implemented, will require significantly increased Delta outflow over the Delta outflow requirements of Decision and will result in lower salinity in Suisun Marsh channels than was anticipated .Methodology for Flow and Salinity Estimates in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and Suisun Marsh 33rd Annual Progress Report to the State Water Resources Control Board in Accordance with Water Right Decisions and June Edmund G.

Brown Jr. John Laird Mark W. Cowin Governor Secretary for Natural Resources DirectorFile Size: 6MB.