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

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

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

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

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  • 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

    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 14, 2014...
    Summary

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

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  • A Measure of Snow: A Report Based on Case Studies of The Snow Survey and Water Supply Forecasting Program

    A Measure of Snow: A Report Based on Case Studies of The Snow Survey and Water Supply Forecasting Program

    U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Natural Resources Conservation Service | November 1, 2008...
    Summary

    Snow depth and snow water content data have been collected and disseminated throughout the Western United States for over 100 years. Early snow survey and...

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  • A Measure of Snow: Case Studies of the Snow Survey and Water Supply Forecasting Program

    A Measure of Snow: Case Studies of the Snow Survey and Water Supply Forecasting Program

    U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Natural Resources Conservation Service | September 1, 2010...
    Summary

    Snow depth and snow water content data have been collected and disseminated throughout the W estern United States for over 100 years. Early...

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  • A shift from drought to extreme rainfall drives a stable landslide to catastrophic failure

    A shift from drought to extreme rainfall drives a stable landslide to catastrophic failure

    Nature | February 7, 2019...
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    The addition of water on or below the earth’s surface generates changes in stress that can trigger both stable and unstable sliding of...

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  • A spatially comprehensive, hydrometeorological data set for Mexico, the U.S., and Southern Canada 1950–2013

    A spatially comprehensive, hydrometeorological data set for Mexico, the U.S., and Southern Canada 1950–2013

    Nature | August 18, 2015...
    Summary

    A data set of observed daily precipitation, maximum and minimum temperature, gridded to a 1/16° (~6 km) resolution, is described that spans the...

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

    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 19, 2015...
    Summary

    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...

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  • A Twenty-First-Century California Observing Network for Monitoring Extreme Weather Events

    A Twenty-First-Century California Observing Network for Monitoring Extreme Weather Events

    Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, American Meteorological Society | August 27, 2013...
    Summary

    During Northern Hemisphere winters, the West Coast of North America is battered by extratropical storms. The impact of these storms is of paramount...

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  • Accounting for Climate Change

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    Accounting for Climate Change

    Department of Water Resources | April 29, 2010...
    Summary

    In recent years, evidence that global climate will have significant effects on water resources in California has continued to accumulate. Climate change can...

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

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

    Climactic Change, Springer | November 27, 2007...
    Summary

    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)...

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