Blog: Innovations in Floodplain Modeling — A Test-Drive on Yolo Bypass
From the California WaterBlog, in a post by William Fleenor and Robyn Suddeth:
“The Yolo Bypass presents one of the most promising opportunities to restore floodplain habitat for native fish in the Central Valley. The 57,000-acre floodway protects Sacramento and the southern Sacramento Valley from floods in wet winters and is farmed each summer. The bypass also provides important wetlands for water birds and opportunities for bird watchers and hunters.
“Can the bypass be managed to better support native fish while still providing flood control, agriculture and bird habitat?
“Recent innovations in hydraulic modeling will help researchers at the UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences – and anyone else – explore the possibilities with greater speed and accuracy.”