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Forecasting Selenium Discharges to the San Francisco Bay-Delta Estuary: Ecological Effects of A Proposed San Luis Drain Extension

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2006

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Presser, Theresa S, and Luoma, Samuel N, 2006, Forecasting Selenium Discharges to the San Francisco Bay-Delta Estuary: Ecological Effects of A Proposed San Luis Drain Extension: Geological Survey (U.S.).

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Selenium discharges to the San Francisco Bay-Delta Estuary (Bay-Delta) could change significantly if federal and state agencies (1) approve an extension of the San Luis Drain to convey agricultural drainage from the western San Joaquin Valley to the North Bay (Suisun Bay, Carquinez Strait, and San Pablo Bay); (2) allow changes in flow patterns of the lower San Joaquin River and Bay-Delta while using an existing portion of the San Luis Drain to convey agricultural drainage to a tributary of the San Joaquin River; or (3) revise selenium criteria for the protection of aquatic life or issue criteria for the protection of wildlife. Understanding the biotransfer of selenium is essential to evaluating effects of selenium on Bay-Delta ecosystems. [...]

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Added to ScienceBase on Thu Apr 18 13:28:47 MDT 2013 by processing file <b>Hydrogeochemical and Biogeochemical Studies of Volcanic and Geothermal Systems.xml</b> in item <a href="https://www.sciencebase.gov/catalog/item/504216bae4b04b508bfd3391">https://www.sciencebase.gov/catalog/item/504216bae4b04b508bfd3391</a>

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