2022 Drought Plan Klamath Project, Oregon-California Interior Region 10, California-Great Basin

U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) | April 29th, 2022


The Klamath Project (Project) delivers water for irrigation purposes to up to approximately 230,000 acres in southern Oregon and northern California when water is availab

A western United States snow reanalysis dataset over the Landsat era from water years 1985 to 2021

Scientific Data (Nature) | November 7th, 2022


Water stored in mountain snowpacks (i.e., snow water equivalent, SWE) represents an important but poorly characterized component of the terrestrial water cycle. The Weste

Asymmetric emergence of low-to-no snow in the midlatitudes of the American Cordillera

Nature Climate Change | November 14th, 2022


Societies and ecosystems within and downstream of mountains rely on seasonal snowmelt to satisfy their water demands. Anthropogenic climate change has reduced mountain sn

California forest die-off linked to multi-year deep soil drying in 2012–2015 drought

Nature Geoscience | July 1st, 2019


Widespread episodes of recent forest die-off have been tied to the occurrence of anomalously warm droughts, although the underlying mechanisms remain inadequately

California Hydraulic Mining under the Caminetti Act

Scientific American | July 21st, 1900


The gold deposits of California are, for a large part, contained in gravel beds once the channel of rivers which formed the drainage of the west slope of th

California Water Plan 2013: Mountain Counties Regional Report

California Department of Water Resources (DWR) | October 30th, 2014


As the State works to solve the water crisis in California, the potential for redirected impacts in the Mountain Counties Area is acute. It is critical that the State rec

California’s Water: Protecting Headwaters

Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) | October 1st, 2016


Mountainous regions provide most of the state’s water supply. But major problems loom— from a growing risk of wildfires to a shrinking snowpack. This brief outlin

Climate change decisive for Asia’s snow meltwater supply

Nature Climate Change | June 24th, 2021


Streamflow in high-mountain Asia is influenced by meltwater from snow and glaciers, and determining impacts of climate change on the region’s cryosphere is essential to

Climate change is increasing the likelihood of extreme autumn wildfire conditions across California

Environmental Research Letters, IOP Publishing | August 20th, 2020


California has experienced devastating autumn wildfires in recent years. These autumn wildfires have coincided with extreme fire weather conditions during periods of stro

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