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  • “Good Luck Fixing the Problem”: Small Low-Income Community Participation in Collaborative Groundwater Governance and Implications for Drinking Water Source Protection

    “Good Luck Fixing the Problem”: Small Low-Income Community Participation in Collaborative Groundwater Governance and Implications for Drinking Water Source Protection

    Society and Natural Resources, Routledge | June 10, 2020...
    Summary

    There is increasing interest in the potential of source water protection to address chronic challenges with small systems and rural drinking water provision....

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  • 2020 Water Resilience Portfolio (draft)

    2020 Water Resilience Portfolio (draft)

    California Natural Resources Agency | January 2, 2020...
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  • 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 teleconnection

    Nature Climate and Atmospheric Science | September 3, 2018...
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    Greenhouse gas-induced climate change is expected to lead to negative hydrological impacts for southwestern North America, including California (CA). This includes a decrease...

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  • A comparison of the taxonomic and trait structure of macroinvertebrate communities between the riffles and pools of montane headwater streams

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    A comparison of the taxonomic and trait structure of macroinvertebrate communities between the riffles and pools of montane headwater streams

    Hydrobiologica, Springer International Publishing | May 30, 2018...
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    Macroinvertebrate community taxonomic and trait structure showed consistent differences between riffles and pools across 12 headwater streams in the Sierra Nevada (California) even...

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  • A Path Forward for California’s Freshwater Ecosystems

    A Path Forward for California’s Freshwater Ecosystems

    Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) | December 2, 2019...
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    Californians rely on freshwater ecosystems for many things: water supply, hydropower, recreation, fisheries, flood risk reduction, biodiversity, and more. These ecosystems—and the social,...

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  • Agricultural risks from changing snowmelt

    Agricultural risks from changing snowmelt

    Nature Climate Change | April 20, 2020...
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    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...

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  • An Assessment of Urban Water Demand Forecasts in California

    An Assessment of Urban Water Demand Forecasts in California

    Pacific Institute | August 5, 2020...
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    In California, urban per capita water demand has declined dramatically over the past several decades, driven in part by greater uptake of water-efficient...

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  • Anthropogenic warming impacts on California snowpack during drought

    Anthropogenic warming impacts on California snowpack during drought

    American Geophysical Union (AGU) | March 15, 2017...
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    Sierra Nevada climate and snowpack is simulated during the period of extreme drought from 2011 to 2015 and compared to an identical simulation...

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  • Anthropogenic Warming Impacts on Today’s Sierra Nevada Snowpack and Flood Risk

    Anthropogenic Warming Impacts on Today’s Sierra Nevada Snowpack and Flood Risk

    American Geophysical Union (AGU) | June 15, 2018...
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    This study investigates temperature impacts to snowpack and runoff‐driven flood risk over the Sierra Nevada during the extremely wet year of 2016–2017, which...

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  • Assessing potential effects of changes in water use with a numerical groundwater-flow model of Carson Valley, Douglas County, Nevada, and Alpine County, California