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Technical Completion Reports: 104(b) Grants

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.


Fish Habitat Response to Streamflow Augmentation in Support of Salmon Recovery in the Russian River Basin 
Ted Grantham

Optical and Thermal Remote Sensing of Turfgrass Response to Different Deficit Irrigation Strategies in Central and Southern California 
Amir Haghverdi

Habitat Restoration Impacts on Salmon and Water Management in California 
Eric Palkovacs

Groundwater Dynamics in Sacramento Aquifers Following California’s Historic Drought
Amelia Vankeuren


The Influence of Incubation Temperature on Aerobic Swimming Performance of Juvenile Salmonids 
Amanda Banet

Development of a field-based approach to estimate soil N mineralization for field-specific fertilizer N adjustments
Daniel Geisseler

Debris flow and debris basin management impacts on water quality 
Andrew Gray


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


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


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


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


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

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


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


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


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 

Maintenance and Dissemination of a Water Transfer Data Base for 12 Western States, 1987-2008
Gary Libecap, WR-1023

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
Ecohydrologic Effects of Stream Restoration
Jeffrey F. Mount and Christopher T. Hammersmark, W-995
Development of Biosensors for Real Time Analysis of Perchlorate in Water
William T. Frankenberger, Jr., Benedict C. Okeke, and Quan Jason Cheng, W-985 
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
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 
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
Hydrogeological study and modeling of the Kern Water Bank
Laurent M. Meillier, Jordan F. Clark, and Hugo Loaiciga, W-915 
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 
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 
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 
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 
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 
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 
Expression of in situ biomarkers in striped bass
H.J. Segall, David E. Hinton, and M. Torten, W-796 
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