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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...
    Summary

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

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

    California Natural Resources Agency | August 27, 2018...
    Summary

    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...

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  • Agricultural Damages and Losses from ARkStorm Scenario Flooding in California

    Agricultural Damages and Losses from ARkStorm Scenario Flooding in California

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

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

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

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

    American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) | July 22, 2015...
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    The ARkStorm Scenario predicts that a prolonged winter storm event across California would cause extreme precipitation, flooding, winds, physical damages, and economic impacts....

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

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

    California Natural Resources Agency | August 27, 2018...
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     Over the course of this and the next century, the combination of rising sea levels, severe storms, and coastal erosion will threaten the...

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  • Atmospheric rivers drive flood damages in the western United States

    Atmospheric rivers drive flood damages in the western United States

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

    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...

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  • California against the sea

    California against the sea

    Los Angeles Times | July 7, 2019...
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    THE CALIFORNIA COAST GREW AND PROSPERED during a remarkable moment in history when the sea was at its tamest. But the mighty Pacific,...

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  • Central Coast Summary Report – California’s Fourth Climate Change Assessment

    Central Coast Summary Report – California’s Fourth Climate Change Assessment

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

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

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  • Central Valley Flood Protection Plan Update 2017

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    Central Valley Flood Protection Plan Update 2017

    California Department of Water Resources (DWR) | August 29, 2017...
    Summary

    The Central Valley Flood Protection Plan (CVFPP) has guided the State’s participation in managing flood risk in areas protected by the State Plan...

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