Rainbow Trout Hit Hard by Hot Water

The Stanislaus River is home to one of the largest populations of rainbow trout in California’s Central Valley, but a new report shows the fish have suffered Read More…

It’s Snow Joke: Fish Need Snowpack

Fish might be the furthest thing on the minds of skiers and snowboarders carving the Sierra slopes, but the amount of mountain snowpack that accumulates in winter Read More…

El Niño and Drought in the Mekong Basin

El Niño may have brought some drought relief to California in 2016, but the same weather pattern has induced drought-related stress in other places around the world, Read More…

What Difference did El Niño Make?

The question on the minds of many Californians is, “Has the forecasted Monster El Niño put an end to the drought?” In the months leading up to Read More…

A historic low

A few weeks ago, we heard that Lake McClure, the largest and principal source of water for the lower Merced River, was lower than it has ever Read More…

Where the water hogs reside

Back in January of 2014, Governor Jerry Brown asked California residents to cut water use by 20 percent in the midst of this Exceptional Drought. Since July Read More…

Monitoring soil from space

While much of the world relies on satellites for communication and entertainment in day-to-day life, satellites also serve many purposes for science. Satellites can be used for Read More…

California Drought Update

Rainfall throughout California last month marked a good start to the wet season, but the relief came unevenly across the state. The December deluge prompted us to Read More…