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  • Climate Change Effects on the High-Elevation Hydropower System with Consideration of Warming Impacts on Electricity Demand and Pricing

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    Climate Change Effects on the High-Elevation Hydropower System with Consideration of Warming Impacts on Electricity Demand and Pricing

    California Energy Commission (CEC) | July 31, 2012...
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    While only about 30 percent of California’s usable water storage capacity lies at higher elevations, high-elevation hydropower units generate, on average, 74 percent...

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  • Climate change impacts on water resources and hydropower potential in the Upper Colorado River Basin

    Climate change impacts on water resources and hydropower potential in the Upper Colorado River Basin

    Journal of Hydrology | April 23, 2015...
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    Precipitation projections from climate models vary up to 16%; flow projections revealed greater differences, up to 50%. The climate models projected increase in...

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  • From Desert Wasteland to Agricultural Wonderland: The Story of Water and Power

    From Desert Wasteland to Agricultural Wonderland: The Story of Water and Power

    Imperial Irrigation District (IID) | October 3, 1977...
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  • Impacts of California’s Ongoing Drought: Hydroelectricity Generation

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    Impacts of California’s Ongoing Drought: Hydroelectricity Generation

    Pacific Institute | March 17, 2015...
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    California’s hottest and driest drought in recorded history is shifting the sources of energy for electricity with adverse economic and environmental consequences. The...

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  • Impacts of California’s Ongoing Drought: Hydroelectricity Generation 2015 Update

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    Impacts of California’s Ongoing Drought: Hydroelectricity Generation 2015 Update

    Pacific Institute | February 1, 2016...
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    The Pacific Institute has released a comprehensive assessment of the costs to California of lost hydroelectricity during the four years of drought from...

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  • Water and Energy Sector Vulnerability to Climate Warming in the Sierra Nevada: Simulating the Regulated Rivers of California’s West Slope Sierra Nevada

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    Water and Energy Sector Vulnerability to Climate Warming in the Sierra Nevada: Simulating the Regulated Rivers of California’s West Slope Sierra Nevada

    California Energy Commission (CEC) | August 7, 2012...
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    Climate warming is expected to affect the beneficial uses of water in the Sierra Nevada, impacting nearly every resident of California. This paper...

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