2017 Flood System Status Report

California Department of Water Resources (DWR) | August 10th, 2017


This report is intended to assist flood management planners and engineers in characterizing facilities within the State Plan of Flood Control (SPFC) and to inform the 201

A typology of compound weather and climate events

Nature Reviews Earth & Environment | June 15th, 2020


Compound weather and climate events describe combinations of multiple climate drivers and/or hazards that contribute to societal or environmental risk. Although m

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

California Natural Resources Agency | August 27th, 2018


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 chang

Agricultural Damages and Losses from ARkStorm Scenario Flooding in California

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


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

Anthropogenic warming has increased drought risk in California

National Academy of Sciences | March 2nd, 2015


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 precipitation, the

Anticipating Environmental and Environmental-Health Implications of Extreme Storms: ARkStorm Scenario

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) | July 22nd, 2015


The ARkStorm Scenario predicts that a prolonged winter storm event across California would cause extreme precipitation, flooding, winds, physical damages, and e

Assessing and communicating the impacts of climate change on the Southern California coast

California Natural Resources Agency | August 27th, 2018


 Over the course of this and the next century, the combination of rising sea levels, severe storms, and coastal erosion will threaten the sustainability of coastal commu

Atmospheric rivers drive flood damages in the western United States

Science Advances, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) | December 4th, 2019


Atmospheric rivers (ARs) are extratropical storms that produce extreme precipitation on the west coasts of the world’s major landmasses. In the United States, ARs caus

California against the sea

Los Angeles Times | July 7th, 2019


THE CALIFORNIA COAST GREW AND PROSPERED during a remarkable moment in history when the sea was at its tamest. But the mighty Pacific, unbeknownst to all, was nearing i

Central Coast Summary Report - California's Fourth Climate Change Assessment

California Natural Resources Agency, California Energy Commission (CEC) | September 28th, 2018


The Central Coast Region is notable for its extensive natural ecosystems, many of which will be impacted by climate change. Hardwood forests, scrublands, and herbaceous

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