In August 2015, during the height of its historic drought, I took a self-guided tour of California’s San Francisco – Delta – Sacramento – lower San Joaquin Valley region, with … Continue reading Back to California – June 2016
I drove a loop in the Modesto area today to get sense of the San Joaquin (“SJ”) Valley, the southern half of the great California Central Valley. The SJ Valley … Continue reading Modesto – August 18, 2015
Deltas, I always thought, were river sediments deposited in oceans that pushed the continental shore out into the sea. Picture the Mississippi Delta extending into the Gulf of Mexico. The … Continue reading The Future of the California Delta, and What is Reconciliation Anyway?
Many California freshwater fish are hanging on by just the skin of their fins, it seems. This I learned from Dr. Jonathon Rosenfield, a fish conservation biologist with The Bay … Continue reading California Freshwater Fishes – First Impressions
Thanks for tuning into the WisWaterGuy site! It is the blog of George Kraft, Professor of Water Resources with UW-Stevens Point and UW-Extension. This will be a venue for sharing ideas and news about Wisconsin’s waters, how we manage them, the challenges they have, and how we can improve them.