California Water Science Center

Surface Water

Streams, rivers, lakes and reservoirs - collectively referred to as surface water - are important natural resources for irrigation, public supply, wetlands and wildlife. Surface water is also measured as annual runoff, which is the amount of rain and snowmelt drainage left after the demands of nature, evaporation from land, and transpiration from vegetation have been supplied. It supplies most of our basic water needs.

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Date published: January 1, 2003
Status: Completed

Ecology of Selected Tidal Wetlands of the San Francisco Estuary

Researachers study differences of tidal marsh restoration efforts throughout Bay-Delta ecosystem.

Contacts: Larry Brown