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The Santa Clara River watershed knowledge base is a searchable catalog of science-based information relevant to the management, conservation, and restoration of the Santa Clara River and the surrounding watershed.  The knowledge base is essentially a bibliographic system, containing references with links to digital documents and data where available.  The knowledge base also catalogs river-related projects within the watershed, with a focus on projects that increase scientific understanding and contribute to management and restoration efforts.  Project pages contain links to relevant references in the bibliographic system, providing a "project view" of information in the knowledge base.

The database includes literature on Santa Clara River-specific and regional topics including southern steelhead, water quality, terrestrial resources, conservation planning, geomorphology and geology, and botany.  Also included are a number of primary literature references useful in providing basic conceptual understanding of riverine ecosystems.

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Stillwater Sciences
California State Coastal Conservancy
Active Santa Clara River Parkway Floodplain Restoration Feasibility Study 100%

Graf, WL (1988). Fluvial Processes in Dryland Rivers 100%
Gabet, EJ, and Dunne, T (2003). A stochastic sediment delivery model for a steep Mediterranean landscape 97%
Putnam, WC (1942). Geomorphology of the Ventura region, California 95%
Harris, R, and Olson, C (1997). Two-stage system for prioritizing riparian restoration at the stream reach and community scales 94%
Graf, WL, Stromberg, J, and Valentine, B (2002). Rivers, dams, and willow flycatchers: a summary of their science and policy connections 93%
Harris, RR (1999). Defining Reference Conditions for Restoration of Riparian Plant Communities: Examples from California, USA 86%
Azor, A, Keller, EA, and Yeats, RS (2002). Geomorphic indicators of active fold growth: South Mountain- Oak Ridge anticline, Ventura basin, southern California 79%
Nanson, GC, and Croke, JC (1992). A genetic classification of floodplains 77%
Hupp, CR, and Osterkamp, WR (1996). Riparian vegetation and fluvial geomorphic processes 76%
Graf, WL (2000). Locational Probability for a Damned, Urbanizing Stream: Salt River, Arizona, USA. 73%
Gabet, EJ (2003). Sediment transport by dry ravel 68%
Hooke, J (2003). Coarse sediment connectivity in river channel systems: a conceptual framework and methodology 61%
Duvall, A, Kirby, E, and Burbank, D (2004). Tectonic and lithologic controls on bedrock channel profiles and processes in coastal California. 61%
Eaton, BC, and Lapointe, MF (2001). Effects of large floods on sediment transport and reach morphology in the cobble-bed Sainte Marguerite River 61%
Bendix, J, and Hupp, CR (2000). Hydrological and geomorphological impacts on riparian plant communities 59%
Kupfer, JA, and Malanson, GP (1993). Observed and modeled directional change in riparian forest composition at a cutbank edge 55%
Downs, P, McCarthy, J, and Su, Y (2010). SESPE CREEK HYDROLOGY, HYDRAULICS, AND SEDIMENTATION ANALYSIS: Watershed Assessment of Hillslope and River Geomorphic Processes 54%
Gabet, EJ, Reichman, OJ, and Seabloom, EW (2003). The Effects of Bioturbation on Soil Processes and Sediment Transport 52%
Anderson, S, and Ambrose, R (2011). Assessment of Physical and Biological Condition of the Santa Clara River Estuary, Ventura County, California and the Environmental Effects of the City of Ventura Wastewater Reclamation Facility Discharge 52%
Steiger, J, and Gurnell, AM (2002). Spatial hydrogeomorphological influences on sediment and nutrient deposition in riparian zones: observations from the Garonne River, France 51%
RBF Consulting (2007). Santa Paula Creek Watershed Planning Project: Hydrology and Hydraulic Watershed Assessment (DRAFT) 51%
Gaeuman, DA, Schmidt, JC, and Wilcock, PR (2003). Evaluation of in-channel gravel storage with morphology-based gravel budgets developed from planimetric data 50%
Gabet, EJ (2003). Post-fire thin debris flows: sediment transport and numerical modelling 50%
Malamud, BD, Turcotte, DL, Guzzetti, F, and Reichenbach, P (2004). Landslide inventories and their statistical properties 49%
Stillwater Sciences (2007). Santa Paula Creek Watershed Planning Project: Steelhead Habitat and Population Assessment 46%
Hawkins, CP, Bartz, KL, and Neale, CM (1997). Vulnerability of riparian vegetation to catastrophic flooding: Implications for riparian restoration 41%
Kelley, E (2004). Information Synthesis and Priorities Regarding Steelhead Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) on the Santa Clara River 40%
Hauer, FR, and Lorang, MS (2004). River regulation, decline of ecological resources, and potential for restoration in a semi-arid lands river in the western US. 38%
Drezner, TD, Fall, PL, and Stromberg, JC (2001). Plant distribution and dispersal mechanisms at the Hassayampa River Preserve , Arizona , USA 38%
Tiegs, S, O'Leary, J, Pohl, M, and Munill, C (2005). Flood disturbance and riparian species diversity on the Colorado River Delta. 37%
Stillwater Sciences (2007). Santa Paula Creek Watershed Planning Project: Geomorphology and Channel Stability Assessment 37%
Harrison, LR, Keller, EA, Kelley, E, and Mertes, L (2006). Minimum Flow Requirements for Southern Steelhead Passage on the Lower Santa Clara River, CA 35%
Stillwater Sciences (2011). Geomorphic Assessment of the Santa Clara River Watershed, Synthesis of the Lower and Upper Watershed Studies, Ventura and Los Angeles Counties, California, Final Report 35%
, R (2009). Santa Paula Creek Watershed Assessment and Steelhead Restoration Plan 34%
Lavé, J, and Burbank, D (2004). Denudation processes and rates in the Transverse Ranges, southern California: erosional response of a transitional landscape to external and anthropogenic forcing. 34%
Lite, SJ, and Stromberg, JC (2005). Surface water and ground-water thresholds for maintaining Populus - Salix forests, San Pedro River, Arizona 31%
Dvorsky, JR (2000). The influence of valley morphology and coarse sediment distribution on rainbow trout populations in Sespe Creek, California at the landscape scale 31%
AMEC Earth and Environmental (2005). Santa Clara River Enhancement and Management Plan. Final Document. 31%
Lite, SJ, Bagstad, KJ, and Stromberg, JC (2005). Riparian plant species richness along lateral and longitudinal gradients of water stress and flood disturbance, San Pedro River, Arizona, USA. 29%
The Nature Conservancy (2006). Santa Clara River - Upper Watershed Conservation Plan 28%
ESA (Environmental Science Associates) (2003). McGrath State Beach Natural Resources Management Plan 28%
San Francisco Estuarine Institue (2011). Historical Ecology of the lower Santa Clara River, Ventura River, and Oxnard Plain: an analysis of terrestrial, riverine, and coastal habitats 27%
The Nature Conservancy (2008). Conservation Plan for the Lower Santa Clara River Watershed and Surrounding Areas 27%
Stillwater Sciences (2011). Assessment of Geomorphic Processes for the Upper Santa Clara River Watershed Los Angeles County, California 26%
Stillwater Sciences (2007). Santa Clara River Parkway Floodplain Restoration Feasibility Study: Assessment of Geomorphic Processes 25%
Nautilus Environmental (2005). Comprehensive Analysis of Enhancements and Impacts Associated with Discharge of Treated Effluent from the Ventura Water Reclamation Facility to the Santa Clara River Estuary 22%
Stillwater Sciences (2011). Santa Clara River Parkway Levee Setback Assessment of the Lower Santa Clara River, Ventura County, California - Implications for Flood Risk Management and Ecological Benefit 14%
Stillwater Sciences (2011). Strategic Plan for Arundo Treatment and Post-treatment Revegetation 13%
Stillwater Sciences (2007). Santa Clara River Parkway Floodplain Restoration Feasibility Study: Focal Species Analysis and Habitat Characterization for the Lower Santa Clara River and Major Tributaries, Ventura County, California. 2%
Stillwater Sciences (2008). Santa Clara River Parkway: Floodplain Restoration Feasibility Study 2%

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