2021 Emergency Drought Salinity Barrier Project Water Quality Certification

California State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) | May 28th, 2021

Summary

The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) is proposing to implement the 2021 Emergency Drought Salinity Barrier Project (Project). The Project consists of instal

A 1,200-year perspective of 21st century drought in southwestern North America

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) | December 11th, 2009

Summary

A key feature of anticipated 21st century droughts in Southwest North America is the concurrence of elevated temperatures and increased aridity. Instrumental records and

A Perspective on the Drought in California

Legislative Analyst's Office | November 21st, 1991

Summary

Despite heavy rains in March 1991, California continues to face a serious near-term water problem resulting from five years of drought. In fact, the amount of water in st

A tale of two California droughts: Lessons amidst record warmth and dryness in a region of complex physical and human geography

American Geophysical Union (AGU) | November 19th, 2015

Summary

The state of California has experienced the worst drought in its historical record during 2012–2015. Adverse effects of this multi year event have been far from unifor

Adaptability and adaptations of California’s water supply system to dry climate warming

Climactic Change, Springer | November 27th, 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) with year 2

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 30th, 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 intense

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 30th, 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 raising the s

Agricultural Irrigation in This Drought: Where is the Water and Where Is It Going?

University of California Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics | May 14th, 2015

Summary

In the midst of its fourth year of drought, California now faces an estimated reduction in surface-water availability of 8.8 million acre-feet (maf) out of 29 maf in agri

Allocating California’s Water: Directions for Reform

Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) | November 11th, 2015

Summary

California’s water allocation system hampers its ability to meet the state’s needs, especially in times of drought. At its heart is an unusually complex array of wate

Anthropogenic Drought: Definition, Challenges, and Opportunities

American Geophysical Union (AGU) | January 28th, 2021

Summary

Traditional, mainstream definitions of drought describe it as deficit in water-related variables or water-dependent activities (e.g., precipitation, soil moisture, surfac

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