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Technical Completion Reports

The Technical Completion Reports of supported projects, dating back to 1956, are deposited in the Water Resources Center Archives (WRCA) and are searchable by author, title, and keywords. Reports of projects completed 1998-2010 are available full-text online via the eScholarship repository. From 2011 forward, final project reports are available as pdfs.

2017

Soil Survey Decision Support Tools for Water Resources Sustainability and Agricultural Productivity
Anthony O'Geen, 2016CA366B

Hydraulic fracturing and water resources in California: Evaluating the emerging regulatory framework
Brent Haddad, 2014CA323B

Characterizing the Impact of Salton Sea Water Management and Restoration Practices on Regional Air Quality
Roya Bahreini, 2015CA335B

Quantifying methylmercury loads from California rice fields
Bruce Linquist, 2015CA338B

Using Soil Exopolysaccharides (EPS) to make California grapes more drought-adapted
Joseph Blankinship, 2016CA358B

Explaining Current and Future Trends in Adoption by California Municipalities and Counties of Policies Limiting or Banning High-Volume Hydraulic Fracturing
Gwen Arnold, 2016CA359B

2016

Assessing Environmental Justice Impacts and Social Learning of Integrated Regional Water Management Planning
Jonathon London, 2014CA325B

Sorghum as a low-input crop for bioenergy, food and feed in California
Jeffrey Dahlberg, 2015CA340B

Optimizing efficiencies and economics of solid-set subsurface drip and overhead mechanized systems with flat-planted cropping systems
Jeff Mitchell, 2015CA344B

2015

Effect of forest management on water yields and other ecosystem services in Sierra Nevada forests
Kevin O'Hara, 2012CA292B

Evaluation of Surface Water Quality on Soil Leaching Fraction and Alfalfa Yield in the Delta
Michelle Leinfelder Miles, 2013CA309B

Minimizing Hexavalent Chromium in Californian Water: Understanding Hiding Reaction Pathways in Drinking Water and Reinventing Treatment Process
Haizhou Liu, 2014CA322B

Balancing salmon populations, aquatic biodiversity, and water resource needs during drought in coastal California
Stephanie Carlson, 2014CA324B

2014

Enhancing Groundwater Recharge through Distributed Stormwater Capture
Andrew Fisher, 2013CA307B

Online Irrigation and Nitrogen Management Tool for Vegetables
Michael Cahn, 2013CA308B

Assessing Water Quality & Conservation Attitudes in a Low-Income Multi-Ethnic, Urban California Community
Leigh Taylor Johnson, 2013CA310B

Effects of Application of Winery Wastewater on Soil, Grape Nutrition, and Juice and Wine Quality
Anita Oberholster, 2013CA313B

2013

Outreach and Extension Programs for Co-management of Food Safety and Ecosystem Services in Fresh Produce
Mary Bianchi, 2012CA293B

Spatial Analysis of Irrigation Efficiencies for the Sate of California
Samuel Sandoval Solis, 2012CA295B

2012

Improving aquifer storage recovery operation to reduce nutrient load and benefit water supply
Andrew Fisher, Marc Los Huertos, Charles Geoffrey Wheat, 2007CA195G

Optimizing efficiencies and economics of solid-set subsurface drip and overhead mechanized systems with flat-planted cropping systems
Jeff Mitchell, 2011CA274B

2011

An Advisory Service for Optimum Irrigation Scheduling in California
Allan Fulton, 2010CA264B

Irrigating citrus with reclaimed municipal wastewater
Christopher Amrhein, 2010CA263B

Velocity Contour Weighting Method for Increased Accuracy of Upward Looking ADVM in Irrigation Channels
Brett Franklin Sanders, 2010CA265B

2010

Climate Variability of the Sierra Nevada Over the Last Millennium: Reconstructions from Annually Laminated Sediments in Swamp Lake, Yosemite National Park, CA
Daniel Cayan and Christopher Charles, WR-1017

Simulating and understanding variability in runoff from the Sierra Nevada
Alex Hall, WR-1024

Integrated regional water management: collaboration or water politics as usual?
Mark Lubell and Lucas Lippert, WR-1021

2009


Investigation of Groundwater Flow in Foothill and Mountain regions using Heat Flow measurements
Graham E. Fogg and James C. Trask, WR-1006

Predicting the Impacts of Urbanization on Basin-scale Runoff and nfiltration in Semi-arid Regions
Terri S. Hogue, WR-1007

Evaluating the use of marine-derived nitrogen in riparian tree rings as an indicator of historical nutrient flux and salmon abundance
Joseph D. Kiernan and Michael L. Johnson, W-978 

 
 
Control of mercury methylation in wetlands through iron addition
David L. Sedlak and Patrick D. Ulrich, WR-1012
 
 
 
 
 
 

Monitoring and Modeling Non-Point Source Contributions of Host-Specific Fecal Contaminationin San Pablo Bay
Stefan Wuertz, Fabián A. Bombardelli, Kwanrawee Sirikanchana, et al., WR-1015
 
2007
 
 
 
Ecohydrologic Effects of Stream Restoration
Jeffrey F. Mount and Christopher T. Hammersmark, W-995
 
 
2006
 
 
 
Development of Biosensors for Real Time Analysis of Perchlorate in Water
William T. Frankenberger, Jr., Benedict C. Okeke, and Quan Jason Cheng, W-985 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2005
 
 
Nature of Flow and Gas Dynamics Below Spreading Pond
Jordan F. Clark, Dror Avisar, and G. Bryant Hudson, W-962
 
Cryptosporidium in Bivalves as Indicators of Fecal Pollution in the California Coastal Ecosystem
Patricia A. Conrad, Edward R. Atwill, Ian A. Gardner, Melissa Miller, Christian Leutenegger, Kristen D. Arkush, David Jessup, and Woutrina Miller, W-963
 
 
 
2004
 
 
 
Long-term nitrate leaching below the root zone in California tree fruit orchards
Thomas Harter, William R. Horwath, Jan W. Hopmans, Michelle Denton, and Yuksel S. Onsoy. W-919
 
Emplacement and release of brines from subsurface
James R. Hunt and Tracey C. Flowers, W-957 
 
 
 

The Speciation and reactivity of wastewater-derived organic nitrogen
David L. Sedlak and Elif Pehlivanoglu, W-972 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2002
 
 
 
A stochastic sediment supply model for a semi-arid landscape
Thomas Dunne and Emmanuel J. Gabet, W-917 
 
 
 
 

Hydrodynamic design in coastal wetland restoration
Brett F. Sanders and Feleke Arega, W-942
 
Modeling and optimization of water quality in a large-scale regional water supply system
Ming-Yen Tu, Frank T-C. Tsai, and William W-G. Yeh, W-934
 
 
 
 
Hydrogeological study and modeling of the Kern Water Bank
Laurent M. Meillier, Jordan F. Clark, and Hugo Loaiciga, W-915 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1999
 
Steelhead and Chinook Salmon Bioenergetics: Temperature, Ration, and Genetic Effects
Joseph J. Cech, Jr. and Christopher A. Myrick, W-885 
 
 
 
 
Numerical Simulation of Land Subsidence in the Los Banos-Kettleman City Area, California
Keith J. Larson, Hakan Basagaoglu and Miguel A. Mariño, W-892
 
 
Pharmaceutically-Active Compounds in Alternative Water Supplies
David L. Sedlak, David Cwiertny, James Gray, Ching-Hua Huang, Karen Pinkston, W-882
 
Corbicula fluminea as an Environmental Assay for Cryptosporidium parvum Oocysts in Surface Waters
Edward R. Atwill, Allen W. Knight, George Tchobanoglous, James Harp, and Tamara L. Rose, W-864 

Stochastic Conjunctive Management of Water Resources in Yolo County
Hakan Basagaoglu, Miguel A. Marino, and Robert H. Shumway, W-874 
 
 
 
 
Adaptive Grid Refinement for Groundwater Contaminant Transport Simulation
David L. Freyberg and Robert L. Street, W-737
 
Selenium Removal by Constructed Wetlands: Role of Biological Volatilization
Drew Hansen, Peter J. Duda, Adel Zayed, and Norman Terry, W-848
 
Effects of Herbaceous Riparian Vegetation on Streambank Stability
James W. Kirchner, Lisa Micheli, and John D. Farrington, W-872 
 

Microbial utilization of particulate organic carbon in northern San Francisco Bay and links to higher trophic levels
Michael C. Murrell, James T. Hollibaugh, Mary W. Silver, and Pat S. Wong, W-875 
 
Effects of Perennial Grass Buffer Strips on Movement of NPS Pollutants from Cropland to Wetland
Felicia A. Rein, Marc Los Huertos, Robert C. Curry, and Margaret Fitzsimmons, W-866 
 
 
1997
 
Multidimenstional Models for Macroscopic Virus Transport in Porous Media
Constantinos V. Chrysikopoulos and Youn Sim, W-854
 
Arsenic Geochemistry in Source Waters of the Los Angeles Aqueduct
Janet G. Hering, Jennifer A. Wilkie, and Van Q. Chiu, W-829 
 
Developments in vadose zone soil solution extraction
Jan W. Hopmans, Graham E. Fogg, and R.F. Denison, W-850 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1996
 
 
Optimization of groundwater remediation strategies in aquifers affected by slow desorption processes
Thomas C. Harmon, William W-G. Yeh, Dung Kong, José A. Saez and Yung-Hsin Sun, W-815
 
Modeling and Stochastic Analysis of Contaminant Transport in Soils and Aquifers
Mohamed M. Hantush, Miguel A. Marino, and Robert H. Shumway, W-832 
 
 
 
Microbial Denitrification of Groundwater using Microporous Membranes
Andrew R. Reising, Phillip R. McCleaf, Bruce O. Mansell, Asher Brenner, and Edward D. Schroeder, W-837 

Mass transfer and kinetics study of the ozonation of refractory organics in waste waters
Edward B. Rinker, Sami S. Ashour, Robert G. Rinker, and Orville C. Sandall, W-838 
 
1995
 
Extending the Model of Residential Water Conservation Nature and Scope
Leonardo Corral, Anthony Fisher and Nile W. Hatch, W-775 

Modelling runoff and erosion effects of wildland fires
William E. Dietrich and Frederick A. Booker, W-823
 
 
Hydrogeologic response of small watersheds to wildfire
Edward A. Keller, David W. Valentine, and Dennis R. Gibbs, W-781 
 
 
 
Selection of Native Wetland Plants for Water Treatment of Urban Runoff
Eliska Rejmankova and David E. Bayer, W-769
 
Gold Mining Impacts on Food Chain Mercury in Northwestern Sierra Nevada Streams
Darell G. Slotton, Shaun M. Ayers, John E. Reuter, and Charles R. Goldman, W-816 
 
Optimal Management of Groundwater Basins of Degraded Water Quality for Conjuctive Use
Kimberly A. Stapp-Alexander and Gary L. Guymon, W-809 
 
 
Expression of in situ biomarkers in striped bass
H.J. Segall, David E. Hinton, and M. Torten, W-796 
 
1994
 
Development of an Ecological Model Incorporating Benthic Processes in an Unsteady Framework
Stephen A. Breithaupt, Ian P. King, and Gerald T. Orlob, W-792 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Geophysical Imaging For Contaminated Site Characterization
Yoram Rubin, Nadim Copty, and Sibyl Leigh, W-782 
 
 
Accumulation of Toxic Trace Elements in Evaporites in Agricultural Evaporation Ponds
Kenneth K. Tanji, Randy A. Dahlgren, Colin Ong, Mitchell Herbel, Ann Quek, and Suduan Gao, W-742 
 
Water Use of Tall and Dwarf Crop Plants
J. Giles Waines and Bahman Ehdaie, W-788

1990
 
 
 

Elements of Tidal Marsh Circulation
Ian P. King and Lisa C. Roig, W-763 
 
1989

Solution Methodology and Validation of Physics-based Stochastic Subsurface Solute Transport Equations
M.L. Kavvas, R.S. Govindaraju, D. Rolston, D. Or, A. Karakas, S. Jones, T. Koos, and J. Biggar, W-750

Furrow Irrigation Model Development and Evaluation
W. W. Wallender, W-658 
 
1987

The Effects of Streamflow Regulation of Riparian Vegetation
Joe R. McBride and Jan Strahan, W-649
 
1984
 
Developing the Resource Potential of a Shallow Water Table
D.W. Grimes and D.W. Henderson, W-587 
 
Channel and flow relationships in tidal salt marsh wetlands
Luna B. Leopold, Laurel Collins, and Moshe Inbar, W-629 

Temperature requirements of Pacific coastal fishes
Peter B. Moyle and Ned K. Knight, W-641 

1983

The Potential for Acid-Precipitation Damage to Lakes of the Sierra Nevada, California
John Harte, John Holdren, and Kathy Tonnesson, W-591 
 
 
 
 
 
Optimal Operation of a Multiple Reservoir System
Miguel A. Marino and Hugo A. Loaiciga, W-617 
 
 
 
Salinity and Boron Control Under High-Frequency Low-Volume Irrigation
R.J. Miller, D.E. Rolston, J.W. Biggar, and R.S. Raushkolb, W-545 
 
Statewide Evaluation of Trace Element Accumulation from Long-Term Disposal of Wastewater
Betty H. Olson, Deborah C. Hill, and Martin G. Rigby, W-568 
 
The Separation of Thermal and Chemical Effects in Evaluating Geothermal Influences on Aquatic Biota
Vincent H. Resh, Gary A. Lamberti, Eric P. McElravy, and John R. Wood, W-612 
 

Integrity of Interconnected Water Systems
Roland Schinzinger, Lemba Davy Nyirenda, Magdy Saeb and Ali Peiravi, W-614 
 
 
The Evolution of California State Water Planning 1850-1928
W. Turrentine Jackson and Donald J. Pisani, W-571 

1982

Salinity-Productivity Relationships of Selected Plant Species from the Suisun Marsh, California
Robert W. Pearcy, David E. Bayer, and Susan L. Ustin, W-528 
 
Potential of Drip Irrigation in Row Crops for Agricultural Water Conservation in California
W.O. Pruitt, D.W. Henderseon, E. Fereres, and R.M. Hagan, W-572 
 
 
Virus Transport Through Percolating Beds
Vincent L. Vilker, W-523
 
1981

Mechanisms of Transport of Copper, Cadmium, and Chromium in Soils
J.W. Biggar, K.K. Tanji, D.R. Nelson, and R.J. Miller, W-511 
 
1980
 
Water Quality of a Reservoir Used for Reclaimed Water Storage
Peter S. Dixon and Jan Scherfig, W-551
 
An Empirical Assessment of Conjunctive Use and Water Pricing Policy
B. Delworth Gardner, Richard E. Howitt, Charles V. Moore, and Verne H. Scott, W-526
 
 
An Economic Evaluation of Greenbelt Irrigation with Effluent Water
William W. Wood Jr., Victor B. Youngner, Gary B. Benoit, and Dale R. Hurd,W-532 

1979

Water Quality Effects of Lead from Recreational Boating
James E. Byrd and Michael J. Perona, W-552 

The effect of recreation on water quality
James E. Byrd and Michael J. Perona, W-531 

An Evaluation of the Effects of Geothermal Energy Development on Aquatic Biota in the Geysers Area of California
Vincent H. Resh, Thomas S. Flynn, Gary A. Lamberti, and Eric McElravy, W-519 

1977
 
1976
 
1975
 
1974
 
1970
 
Part I: Potential Usefulness of Antitranspirants for Increasing Water Use Efficiency in Plants
Robert M. Hagan (Project Leader) and David C. Davenport, W-174
 
Part II: Potential Usefulness of Antitranspirants for Increasing Water Use Efficiency in Plants: Applied Investigations with Antitranspirants
David C. Davenport, Paul E. Martin, Robert M. Hagan (Project Leader), and Mary Ann Fisher, W-174

Optimal Determination of Stratified Groundwater Basin Characteristics
Ronald W. Shephard and David K. Todd, W-264 

Salinity/Drainage Program Technical Completion Reports

Assessment of Seawater Intrusion Potential From Sea-level Rise in Coastal Aquifers of California
Hugo A. Loáiciga, Thomas J. Pingel, and Elizabeth S. Garcia, SD-017

Impacts of Delayed Drawdown on Aquatic Biota and Water Quality in Seasonally Managed Wetlands of the Grasslands Ecological Area
Nigel W.T. Quinn, Kyle N. Poole, and Tryg J. Lundquist, SD-014

Impact of Climate Change on Irrigation Water Availability, Crop Water Requirements and Soil Salinity in the SJV, CA
Jan W. Hopmans & Edwin P. Maurer, SD-011 

Sustainable Eco-Systems under Land Retirement
Wesley W. Wallender, SD-009

Salt Dynamics in Non-Riparian Freshwater Wetlands
Mark T. Stacey, SD-008 

Bioaccumulation and Biotransformations of Organic Material-Borne Selenium in Mosquitofish (Determination of Dimethylselenoxide in Solution Using HPLC-HG-AAS)
William T. Frankenberger and Yiqiang Q. Zhang, SD-006

Membrane Desalination of Agricultural Drainage Water: Water Recovery Enhancement and Brine Minimization
Yoram Cohen. SD-001

Large-Scale Utilization of Saline Groundwater for Irrigation of Pistachios Interplanted with Cotton
Blake Sanden, Louise Ferguson, Craig E. Kallsen, Brian Marsh, Robert B. Hutmacher, and Dennis Corwin, PRO-010 

Irrigation Management Improvements for San Joaquin Valley Pima Cotton Systems
Daniel S. Munk and Robert B. Hutmacher, PRO-005

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