21st century California drought risk linked to model fidelity of the El Niño teleconnection

Nature Climate and Atmospheric Science | September 3rd, 2018


Greenhouse gas-induced climate change is expected to lead to negative hydrological impacts for southwestern North America, including California (CA). This includes a decr

A 10 per cent increase in global land evapotranspiration from 2003 to 2019

Nature | May 26th, 2021


Accurate quantification of global land evapotranspiration is necessary for understanding variability in the global water cycle, which is expected to intensify und

A 20,000-year record of ocean circulation and climate change from the Santa Barbara basin

Nature | October 12th, 1995


MUCH of the evidence for climate-driven fluctuations in ocean circulation during the past 20,000 years has come from studies of the North Atlantic region. The extent to w

A 350,000-year history of groundwater recharge in the southern Great Basin, USA

Nature Communications Earth & Environment | March 31st, 2023


Estimating groundwater recharge under various climate conditions is important for predicting future freshwater availability. This is especially true for the water-limited

A call for strategic water-quality monitoring to advance assessment and prediction of wildfire impacts on water supplies

Frontiers in Water | March 13th, 2023


Wildfires pose a risk to water supplies in the western U.S. and many other parts of the world, due to the potential for degradation of water quality. However, a lack of a

A freshwater conservation blueprint for California: prioritizing watersheds for freshwater biodiversity

Freshwater Science, University of Chicago Press Journals | April 18th, 2018


Conservation scientists have adapted conservation planning principles designed for protection of habi- tats ranging from terrestrial to freshwater ecosystems. We

A global transition to flash droughts under climate change

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) | April 13th, 2023


Flash droughts have occurred frequently worldwide, with a rapid onset that challenges drought monitoring and forecasting capabilities. However, there is no consensus on w

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 14th, 2014


Federal regulations define the ordinary high water mark (OHWM) as “that line on the shore established by the fluctuations of water and indicated by physical cha

A hydrological simulation dataset of the Upper Colorado River Basin from 1983 to 2019

Scientific Data | January 20th, 2022


The Upper Colorado River Basin (UCRB) is one of the most over-allocated basins in the world. It provides water for 40 million people in Colorado and downstream states of

A low-to-no snow future and its impacts on water resources in the western United States

Nature Reviews Earth & Environment | October 26th, 2021


Anthropogenic climate change is decreasing seasonal snowpacks globally, with potentially catastrophic consequences on water resources, given the long-held reliance on sno

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