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California's Yolo Bypass: Evidence that flood control can be compatible with fisheries, wetlands, wildlife, and agriculture

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T. Sommer, B. Harrell, M. Nobriga, R. Brown, P.B. Moyle, W. Kimmerer, and Laurence E. Schemel, 2001, California's Yolo Bypass: Evidence that flood control can be compatible with fisheries, wetlands, wildlife, and agriculture: Fisheries, v. 25, iss. 6.

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Unlike conventional flood control systems that frequently isolate rivers from ecologically-essential floodplain habitat, California's Yolo Bypass has been engineered to allow Sacramento Valley floodwaters to inundate a broad floodplain. From a flood control standpoint, the 24,000 ha leveed floodplain has been exceptionally successful based on its ability to convey up to 80% of the flow of the Sacramento River basin during high water events. Agricultural lands and seasonal and permanent wetlands within the bypass provide key habitat for waterfowl migrating through the Pacific Flyway. Our field studies demonstrate that the bypass seasonally supports 42 fish species, 15 of which are native. The floodplain appears to be particularly valuable [...]

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doi http://www.loc.gov/standards/mods/mods-outline-3-5.html#identifier doi:10.1577/1548-8446(2001)026<0006:CYB>2.0.CO;2
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