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San Francisco Estuary and Watershed Science (SFEWS) is a peer-reviewed scientific journal supported by the Delta Stewardship Council, the UC Davis John Muir Institute of the Environment, and the eScholarship Publishing group. The journal provides information about California's complex environmental and water resources issues, often linking new science to policy with great impact. The journal’s content describes the physics, chemistry, geology, and biology of the San Francisco Bay and the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.

Recently, the journal was highlighted by UC Davis for its contribution in informing California water polices for 15 years.

 

Coequal goals

The Delta Stewardship Council was created in legislation to achieve the state mandated coequal goals for the Delta. "'Coequal goals' means the two goals of providing a more reliable water supply for California and protecting, restoring, and enhancing the Delta ecosystem. The coequal goals shall be achieved in a manner that protects and enhances the unique cultural, recreational, natural resource, and agricultural values of the Delta as an evolving place." (CA Water Code §85054)