The California Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta hosts many unique ecosystems and forms the hub of California’s water supply. The invasion of aquatic weeds threatens ecosystems, impedes restoration efforts, and is economically and sociologically detrimental to the Delta.
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|California Dept of Parks & Recreation - Division of Boating & Waterways|
|California Dept of Food & Agriculture|
|Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Conservancy|
|University of California, Davis|
|Local mosquito vector control districts|
|General areas of study|
|Weed mapping tools|
|Management techniques and strategies|
|Weed effects on ecosystems, native plants, and water quality|
|Biological control agents|
|Effects of weeds on mosquito populations|
UC Weed Science blog
Water temperature effect on waterhyacinth regrowth
Posted 11/27/2017 - Waterhyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes) is a floating perennial species that has become a serious management issue as it invades aquatic ecosystems around the world. In the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta in California, the species forms large, dense mats on...
How aquatic weeds affect costs to the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation
Posted 8/7/2017 - The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) is one of the agencies responsible for operating a facility that pumps water from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta into the California Aqueduct. The California Aqueduct pumps water for uses south of the facilities....
Feeding frenzy? Testing the ability of endangered and threatened fish species in the Delta to feed on waterhyacinth biocontrol agents
Posted 7/27/2017 - Biological control of water hyacinth in the Delta is being developed as part of an integrated, adaptive management plan for sustainable, long-term control of water hyacinth. Water hyacinth is one of the most troublesome floating aquatic weeds in the...
DRAAWP Technical Update Meeting. Delta Region Areawide Aquatic Weed Program project leaders will meet December 4, 2017, 9 to noon, in PES 2005 (UC Davis).
DRAAWP Symposium at Western Aquatic Plant Management Society annual meeting. WAPMS is hosting a DRAAWP session at the Reno conference (March 26-28, 2018, Reno NV).
Weed Research & Information Center - Aquatic Weed School. We are already starting to organize the 2018 Aquatic Weed School, so save the date: September 5-6, 2018 in Davis, California. Watch the website http://wric.ucdavis.edu/events/gendescrip_aquatic_weed_school.htm