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  • Adaptation Strategies for Agricultural Sustainability in Yolo County, California

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    Adaptation Strategies for Agricultural Sustainability in Yolo County, California

    California Energy Commission (CEC) | July 31, 2012...
    Summary

    This place-based case study in an agricultural county in California’s Central Valley focused on the period of 2010–2050, and dealt with biophysical and...

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  • Adapting to Change: Utility Systems and Declining Flows

    Adapting to Change: Utility Systems and Declining Flows

    California Urban Water Agencies (CUWA) | November 1, 2017...
    Summary

    During the recent historic drought, Californians responded to the call for emergency statewide water use reductions, which the state has recognized as a...

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  • Background and Recent History of Water Transfers in California

    Background and Recent History of Water Transfers in California

    California Department of Water Resources (DWR), State Water Resources Control Board | July 1, 2015...
    Summary

    The purpose of this paper is to provide a basic understanding of water transfers in California with an emphasis on transfers that move...

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  • California Law at the Intersection of Water Use and Land Planning: A Report for the California Office of Planning and Research

    California Law at the Intersection of Water Use and Land Planning: A Report for the California Office of Planning and Research

    University of California, Hastings College of the Law | May 13, 2015...
    Summary

    There are no laws in California that require coordination between land planners and water regulators. A local planning commission may approve a new...

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  • City of Santa Barbara Sea-Level Rise Vulnerability Study

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    City of Santa Barbara Sea-Level Rise Vulnerability Study

    California Energy Commission (CEC) | July 31, 2012...
    Summary

    Cliff and bluff erosion, flooding of low-lying areas, and damage to shoreline infrastructure and development will continue to affect California’s coastal communities in...

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  • Climate Change Adaptations for Local Water Management in the San Francisco Bay Area

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    Climate Change Adaptations for Local Water Management in the San Francisco Bay Area

    California Energy Commission (CEC) | July 1, 2012...
    Summary

    Climate change will affect both sea level and the temporal and spatial distribution of runoff in California. These climate change impacts will affect...

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  • Climate Change and the Agricultural Sector in the San Francisco Bay Area: Changes in Viticulture and Rangeland Forage Production Due to Altered Temperature and Precipitation Patterns

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    Climate Change and the Agricultural Sector in the San Francisco Bay Area: Changes in Viticulture and Rangeland Forage Production Due to Altered Temperature and Precipitation Patterns

    California Energy Commission (CEC) | July 31, 2012...
    Summary

    Climate change has the potential to alter the San Francisco Bay Area’s agricultural production, a $2 billion industry. Two of the top sectors,...

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  • Climate Change and Water Supply Security: Reconfiguring Groundwater Management to Reduce Drought Vulnerability

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    Climate Change and Water Supply Security: Reconfiguring Groundwater Management to Reduce Drought Vulnerability

    California Energy Commission (CEC) | July 31, 2012...
    Summary

    Periodic droughts, projected to become more frequent and severe with climate change, present a significant planning challenge for California’s water agencies. This research...

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  • Climate Change Effects on the High-Elevation Hydropower System with Consideration of Warming Impacts on Electricity Demand and Pricing

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    Climate Change Effects on the High-Elevation Hydropower System with Consideration of Warming Impacts on Electricity Demand and Pricing

    California Energy Commission (CEC) | July 31, 2012...
    Summary

    While only about 30 percent of California’s usable water storage capacity lies at higher elevations, high-elevation hydropower units generate, on average, 74 percent...

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  • Climate Change Impacts, Vulnerabilities, and Adaptation in the San Francisco Bay Area: A Synthesis of PIER Program Reports and Other Relevant Research

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    Climate Change Impacts, Vulnerabilities, and Adaptation in the San Francisco Bay Area: A Synthesis of PIER Program Reports and Other Relevant Research

    California Research Bureau | July 31, 2012...
    Summary

    This paper synthesizes San Francisco Bay Area-focused findings from research conducted in 2010–2012 as part of the state’s Vulnerability and Adaptation study sponsored...

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