Virtual Science Sunday—Water Management, Climate Change, and Salmon Health: The Story of the Sacramento River

Miles Daniels, Ph.D.
Assistant Project Scientist, Fisheries Collaborative Program, UC Santa Cruz

Sunday, March 21, 2021
1:30 2:30 PM PDT

Online Webinar PREREGISTER HERE* (required)

March Science Sunday is FREE for everyone to attend! This is made possible through a generous sponsorship by the UCSC Fisheries Collaborative Program in partnership with the NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center.

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Perhaps nowhere else in the world is water resource management and fisheries management so connected as in California. A vast array of dams and reservoirs in the state provide freshwater for public use, but also impact the health of salmon. For example, in the Sacramento River, the spawning grounds for the endangered winter-run Chinook salmon are solely reliant on the cold water released from Shasta Reservoir upstream. How climate change will impact the ability of upstream reservoirs to sustain water resources for fish and public use remains an important question in California, with implications for drought-prone regions around the world.

Join Miles Daniels as he discusses his research exploring the connections between water management, climate change, and salmon health.

Register in advance* for the online Science Sunday webinarHERE(required).

*Please register at least one hour prior to event start time. Registration closes at 12:30 PM PDT on Sunday, March 21, 2021.


March Science Sunday is sponsored by the UCSC Fisheries Collaborative Program in partnership with the NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center.

The Fisheries Collaborative Program (FCP) at UC Santa Cruz is dedicated to advancing the science of fisheries ecology, fisheries resource management, and environmental research as related to marine and freshwater species and their habitats. As the largest organized research unit within the Institute of Marine Sciences (IMS), FCP is home to more than 140 researchers. FCP fosters collaborations between scientists at the NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center, and faculty, researchers, and graduate students at UC Santa Cruz. Through fieldwork, laboratory experiments, and computational modeling, FCP conducts comprehensive studies with global impact on the conservation of threatened and endangered species, domestic and international fisheries management, and the understanding of climate change effects on marine and freshwater ecosystems. FCP is co-located with the NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center on the UCSC Coastal Science Campus, with satellite research groups located in Monterey and La Jolla, CA.


Science Sunday is for everyone interested in the world around them. Join us on the third Sunday of every month (except December) for a public lecture from a marine scientist, who presents current research and topics in an entertaining and easy-to-understand format, with up-to-date photos, video, and discussion.

  • Time: 1:30 PM; lectures are one hour long andinclude time for a few questions at the end.
  • Location: Online;webinar preregistrationis required.
  • Recommended for ages 10 and older.

Sunday, March 21, 2021 at 1:30pm to 2:30pm

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