2021 Emergency Drought Salinity Barrier Project Water Quality Certification

California State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) | May 28th, 2021


The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) is proposing to implement the 2021 Emergency Drought Salinity Barrier Project (Project). The Project consists of instal

2022 Annual Water Supply and Demand Assessment Summary Report

California Department of Water Resources (DWR) | November 22nd, 2022


This summary report contains projected water shortage information at the urban water supplier level as well as regional and statewide analyses of water supply conditions

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

2022 Drought Response Operations Plan

U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) | April 20th, 2022


A 1,200-year perspective of 21st century drought in southwestern North America

National Academy of Sciences (NAS) | December 11th, 2009


A key feature of anticipated 21st century droughts in Southwest North America is the concurrence of elevated temperatures and increased aridity. Instrumental records and

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 Multidataset Assessment of Climatic Drivers and Uncertainties of Recent Trends in Evaporative Demand across the Continental United States

American Meteorological Society (AMS) | April 1st, 2022


Increased atmospheric evaporative demand has important implications for humans and ecosystems in water-scarce lands. While temperature plays a significant role in drivin

A Perspective on the Drought in California

Legislative Analyst's Office (LAO) | November 21st, 1991


Despite heavy rains in March 1991, California continues to face a serious near-term water problem resulting from five years of drought. In fact, the amount of water in st

A tale of two California droughts: Lessons amidst record warmth and dryness in a region of complex physical and human geography

American Geophysical Union (AGU) | November 19th, 2015


The state of California has experienced the worst drought in its historical record during 2012–2015. Adverse effects of this multi year event have been far from unifor

Adaptability and adaptations of California’s water supply system to dry climate warming

Climactic Change (Springer) | November 27th, 2007


Economically optimal operational changes and adaptations for California’s water supply system are examined for a dry form of climate warming (GFDL CM2.1 A2) with year 2

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