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  • A Perspective on the Drought in California

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    A Perspective on the Drought in California

    Legislative Analyst's Office | November 21, 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,...

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

    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 19, 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...

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  • 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 warming

    Climactic 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)...

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

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

    University of California Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics | May 14, 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)...

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  • Allocating California’s Water: Directions for Reform

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    Allocating California’s Water: Directions for Reform

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

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  • Anthropogenic warming has increased drought risk in California

    Anthropogenic warming has increased drought risk in California

    National Academy of Sciences | March 2, 2015...
    Summary

    California is currently in the midst of a record-setting drought. The drought began in 2012 and now includes the lowest calendar-year and 12-mo...

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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...
    Summary

    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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  • Atmospheric Rivers as Drought Busters on the U.S. West Coast

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    Atmospheric Rivers as Drought Busters on the U.S. West Coast

    USGS | April 25, 2013...
    Summary

    Atmospheric rivers (ARs) have, in recent years, been recognized as the cause of the large majority of major floods in rivers all along...

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