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  • A freshwater conservation blueprint for California: prioritizing watersheds for freshwater biodiversity

    A freshwater conservation blueprint for California: prioritizing watersheds for freshwater biodiversity

    Freshwater Science, University of Chicago Press Journals | April 18, 2018...
    Summary

    Conservation scientists have adapted conservation planning principles designed for protection of habi- tats ranging from terrestrial to freshwater ecosystems. We applied current approaches...

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  • A spatially comprehensive, hydrometeorological data set for Mexico, the U.S., and Southern Canada 1950–2013

    A spatially comprehensive, hydrometeorological data set for Mexico, the U.S., and Southern Canada 1950–2013

    Nature | August 18, 2015...
    Summary

    A data set of observed daily precipitation, maximum and minimum temperature, gridded to a 1/16° (~6 km) resolution, is described that spans the...

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  • Accounting for Climate Change

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    Accounting for Climate Change

    Department of Water Resources | April 29, 2010...
    Summary

    In recent years, evidence that global climate will have significant effects on water resources in California has continued to accumulate. Climate change can...

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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 California’s Water Management to Climate Change

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    Adapting California’s Water Management to Climate Change

    Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) | January 12, 2009...
    Summary

    Among the potential impacts of climate change, accelerated sea level rise and a reduced Sierra snowpack are the most certain. Both will pose...

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  • Adapting to Climate Change and Drought in Selected California Groundwater Basins: Local Achievements and Challenges

    Adapting to Climate Change and Drought in Selected California Groundwater Basins: Local Achievements and Challenges

    California Natural Resources Agency | August 27, 2018...
    Summary

    Climate change projections are for higher temperatures and extreme droughts by the end of the 21st century. This will alter the natural recharge...

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  • Addressing Institutional Vulnerabilities in California’s Drought Water Allocation, Part 1: Water Rights Administration and Oversight During Major Statewide Droughts, 1976–2016

    Addressing Institutional Vulnerabilities in California’s Drought Water Allocation, Part 1: Water Rights Administration and Oversight During Major Statewide Droughts, 1976–2016

    California Natural Resources Agency | August 30, 2018...
    Summary

    Climate change has already begun to affect California’s hydrology and water resources, and droughts are likely to become more frequent, longer, and more...

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  • Addressing Institutional Vulnerabilities in California’s Drought Water Allocation, Part 2: Improving Water Rights Administration and Oversight for Future Droughts

    Addressing Institutional Vulnerabilities in California’s Drought Water Allocation, Part 2: Improving Water Rights Administration and Oversight for Future Droughts

    California Natural Resources Agency | August 30, 2018...
    Summary

     In California, droughts are likely to become more frequent, longer, and more intense in the future, posing increasing challenges for water management, and...

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  • Advancing Hydro-Economic Optimization to Identify Vulnerabilities and Adaptation Opportunities in California’s Water System

    Advancing Hydro-Economic Optimization to Identify Vulnerabilities and Adaptation Opportunities in California’s Water System

    California Natural Resources Agency | August 27, 2018...
    Summary

    Long-term shifts in the timing and magnitude of reservoir inflows will affect water supply reliability in California. Hydro-economic models can help explore climate...

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  • Agricultural Damages and Losses from ARkStorm Scenario Flooding in California

    Agricultural Damages and Losses from ARkStorm Scenario Flooding in California

    American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) | November 17, 2016...
    Summary

    Scientists designed the ARkStorm scenario to challenge the preparedness of California communities for widespread flooding with a historical precedence and increased likelihood under...

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