SFEI is working with the San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board and a team of technical advisors on a pilot effort to develop a classification scheme for Bay Area creeks and rivers that are managed for flood conveyance (i.e., flood control channels). Focused primarily within Sonoma and Santa Clara Counties, this pilot effort investigates relationships between local stream health indicators and flood control channel composition and management activities. Understanding these relationships can help guide future management decisions as the Regional Board and flood control agencies aim to maximize the ecological health of local creeks and rivers while providing flood protection.

2019 to 2021
Programs and Focus Areas: 
Resilient Landscapes Program
Watershed Science & Management
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