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AWRA NorCal Presents: San Joaquin River Restoration in the Age of Uncertainty

  • Stantec 3301 C Street, Suite 1900 Sacramento, CA, 95816 United States (map)
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Chad Moore

Restoration Flow Coordinator

San Joaquin River Restoration Program


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Description

Chad Moore has a varied career as a physical scientist working for the National Park Service and Bureau of Reclamation. For the past three years he has served as the Restoration Flow Coordinator for the San Joaquin River Restoration Program. He takes process-oriented vantage on the Program, drawing upon his geography education and experience.


In the heart of California’s intensive agriculture landscape lies the San Joaquin River. Once supporting a thriving Chinook salmon fishery, the San Joaquin is now one of America’s most endangered rivers. However, there is reason to be optimistic. The San Joaquin River Restoration Program (SJRRP), born of a 2006 Settlement, is currently underway downstream of Friant Dam. While restoring California’s second largest river was never going to be easy, it is made even more complicated by the contemporary landscape of the San Joaquin Valley, the uncertainty of 21st Century climate, and California’s water challenges. Implementing agencies have strived to adapt to the realities of restoring the San Joaquin River in this ever-evolving environment. Chad will share the progress of SJRRP, discuss the current toolbox of adaptations, and reflect upon the long arc of this ambitious endeavor. 

Mixer: 6:00 – 6:30 pm

Presentation: 6:30 – 7:30 pm

Light Refreshments Provided