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2020 Annual Report on the Salton Sea Management Program
2020 Annual Report on the Salton Sea Management ProgramCalifornia Natural Resources Agency | February 21, 2020...Summary
Improving air quality and creating habitat at the Salton Sea are key priorities for Governor Gavin Newsom and the California Natural Resources Agency....
2020 Water Resilience Portfolio (draft)
21st century California drought risk linked to model fidelity of the El Niño teleconnection
21st century California drought risk linked to model fidelity of the El Niño teleconnectionNature Climate and Atmospheric Science | September 3, 2018...Summary
Greenhouse gas-induced climate change is expected to lead to negative hydrological impacts for southwestern North America, including California (CA). This includes a decrease...
A Field Guide to the Identification of the Ordinary High Water Mark (OHWM) in the Arid West Region of the Western United States: A Delineation Manual
A Field Guide to the Identification of the Ordinary High Water Mark (OHWM) in the Arid West Region of the Western United States: A Delineation ManualU.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory | August 1, 2008...Summary
The Ordinary High Water Mark (OHWM) is an approach for identifying the lateral limits of non-wetland waters. However, determining whether any non-wetland water...
A Path Forward for California’s Freshwater Ecosystems
A Path Forward for California’s Freshwater EcosystemsPublic Policy Institute of California (PPIC) | December 2, 2019...Summary
Californians rely on freshwater ecosystems for many things: water supply, hydropower, recreation, fisheries, flood risk reduction, biodiversity, and more. These ecosystems—and the social,...
A Salton Sea Chronology (Prehistory-2015)
Adaptability and adaptations of California’s water supply system to dry climate warming
Adaptability and adaptations of California’s water supply system to dry climate warmingClimactic Change, Springer | November 27, 2007...Summary
Economically optimal operational changes and adaptations for California’s water supply system are examined for a dry form of climate warming (GFDL CM2.1 A2)...
Advancing Strategic Land Repurposing and Groundwater Sustainability in California
Advancing Strategic Land Repurposing and Groundwater Sustainability in CaliforniaEnvironmental Defense Fund (EDF) | March 26, 2021...Summary
For decades, California has been on a steady trajectory toward water scarcity, which is now exacerbated by climate change. More frequent and intense droughts and increased...
Agricultural risks from changing snowmelt
Agricultural risks from changing snowmeltNature Climate Change | April 20, 2020...Summary
Snowpack stores cold-season precipitation to meet warm-season water demand. Climate change threatens to disturb this balance by altering the fraction of precipitation falling...
An Assessment of Urban Water Demand Forecasts in California
An Assessment of Urban Water Demand Forecasts in CaliforniaPacific Institute | August 5, 2020...Summary
In California, urban per capita water demand has declined dramatically over the past several decades, driven in part by greater uptake of water-efficient...