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  • 100-Year Flood – It’s All About Chance

    100-Year Flood – It’s All About Chance

    U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) | April 15, 2010...
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  • 2017 Flood System Status Report

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    2017 Flood System Status Report

    California Department of Water Resources (DWR) | August 10, 2017...
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    This report is intended to assist flood management planners and engineers in characterizing facilities within the State Plan of Flood Control (SPFC) and...

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  • A Guide to Ordinary High Water Mark (OHWM) Delineation for Non-Perennial Streams in the Western Mountains, Valleys, and Coast Region of the United States

    A Guide to Ordinary High Water Mark (OHWM) Delineation for Non-Perennial Streams in the Western Mountains, Valleys, and Coast Region of the United States

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) | August 14, 2014...
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    Federal regulations define the ordinary high water mark (OHWM) as “that line on the shore established by the fluctuations of water and indicated...

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  • A rationale for effective post-fire debris flow mitigation within forested terrain

    A rationale for effective post-fire debris flow mitigation within forested terrain

    Geoenvironmental Disasters, Springer | May 25, 2018...
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    Watersheds recently burned by wildfires are recognized as having an increased susceptibility to debris flow occurrence. The great majority occur within the first 2...

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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...
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    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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  • A study of methods to estimate debris flow velocity

    A study of methods to estimate debris flow velocity

    Landslides, Springer | September 16, 2019...
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    Debris flow velocities are commonly back-calculated from superelevation events which require subjective estimates of radii of curvature of bends in the debris flow...

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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...
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    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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  • A Twenty-First-Century California Observing Network for Monitoring Extreme Weather Events

    A Twenty-First-Century California Observing Network for Monitoring Extreme Weather Events

    Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, American Meteorological Society | August 27, 2013...
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    During Northern Hemisphere winters, the West Coast of North America is battered by extratropical storms. The impact of these storms is of paramount...

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  • Accounting for Water “Wasted to the Sea”

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    Accounting for Water “Wasted to the Sea”

    San Francisco Estuary & Watershed Science | April 19, 2018...
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    Freshwater outflow from the Sacramento–San Joaquin Delta is a contentious management issue. Once mixed with salt water of San Francisco Bay, outflow is...

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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...
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    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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