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Hydrodynamics and the Salinity of Delta Waters

Jay R. Lund, Ellen Hanak, William E. Fleenor, William A. Bennett, Richard E. Howitt, Jeffrey F. Mount and Peter B. Moyle

in Comparing Futures for the Sacramento - San Joaquin Delta

Published by University of California Press

Published in print February 2010 | ISBN: 9780520261976
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520945371 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520261976.003.0005
Hydrodynamics and the Salinity of Delta Waters

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This chapter examines the effects of physical changes in the Delta and different water management alternatives on Delta salinity. It uses hydrodynamic modeling tools to explore the effects of sea-level rise, island flooding, and changes in water management. The water analysis module (WAM) is used to examine the effects of sea-level rise and of Delta water management alternatives. Results from a more complete model for the Delta Risk Management Strategy (DRMS) flooded-island modeling work are also used to explore the effects of permanent island flooding.

Keywords: Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta; water management; salinity; hydrodynamic modeling; sea-level rise; island flooding; water analysis module; WAM; Delta Risk Management Strategy; DRMS

Chapter.  5913 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Animal Pathology and Diseases

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