Monster Seminar JAM - Southern California's Urban Watersheds: Baselines, Impacts, and Solutions
Dr. Eric Stein, Watershed Department, Southern California Coastal Water Research Project
Southern Californias coastal watersheds have undergone dramatic transformations over the past 200 years. Extensive development of the coastal floodplains and terraces has adversely affected the extent and distribution of aquatic resources, patterns of surface water runoff, and water quality. As a result, managers are faced with a range of challenges in protecting and restoring wetlands and riparian areas, reducing runoff volumes, and improving water quality. Meeting these challenges requires tools that identify reference or baseline conditions, assess the sources and causes of impacts, and allow investigation of potential solutions. Over the past five years, the Southern California Coastal Water Research Project has been conducting a series of research efforts to help provide information and tools to address contemporary watershed management issues, including wetland restoration, hydromodification, and storm water runoff. The tools and approaches developed in southern California provide insight into potential management applications to address the effects of increased development in other coastal watersheds.
Seattle Yacht Club
2725 Montlake Blvd. E.
Date and Time:
November 2, 2006,
11:00 am - 12:30 pm