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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 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 Natural Resources Conservation Service | September 1, 2010...
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    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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  • Accounting for Climate Change

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    Accounting for Climate Change

    Department of Water Resources | April 29, 2010...
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    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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  • Adaptation Strategies for Agricultural Sustainability in Yolo County, California

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    Adaptation Strategies for Agricultural Sustainability in Yolo County, California

    California Energy Commission | July 31, 2012...
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    This place?based case study in an agricultural county in California’s Central Valley focused on the period of 2010–2050, and dealt with biophysical and...

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  • Adapting California’s Water Management to Climate Change

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    Adapting California’s Water Management to Climate Change

    Public Policy Institute of California | January 12, 2009...
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    Among the potential impacts of climate change, accelerated sea level rise and a reduced Sierra snowpack are the most certain. Both will pose...

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  • Analysis of the costs and benefits of using marsh restoration as a sea level rise adaptation strategy in San Francisco Bay

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    Analysis of the costs and benefits of using marsh restoration as a sea level rise adaptation strategy in San Francisco Bay

    The Bay Institute | February 22, 2013...
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    The purpose of this study is to examine opportunities to protect San Francisco Bay’s recovering tidal marsh ecosystems while helping bayshore communities to...

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  • California Climate Adaptation Strategy (2009)

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    California Climate Adaptation Strategy (2009)

    California Natural Resources Agency | December 1, 2009...
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    Climate change is already affecting California. Sea levels have risen by as much as seven inches along the California coast over the last...

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  • California Climate Science and Data for Water Resources Management

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    California Climate Science and Data for Water Resources Management

    Department of Water Resources | July 6, 2015...
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    Climate change creates critical challenges for California water resources management. The vulnerability of the water sector to climate change stems from a modified...

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  • California Department of Water Resources Baseline Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory 1990

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    California Department of Water Resources Baseline Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory 1990

    Department of Water Resources | October 12, 2012...
    Summary

    The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) provides water management and planning services for the State of California. DWR is located within the...

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  • California’s Future

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    California’s Future

    Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) | January 18, 2018...
    Summary

    Water management in California has always been challenging. The state’s variable climate is marked by long droughts and severe floods, with stark regional...

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  • California’s Climate Adaptation Water Strategy: An Analysis of Implications for Individual and Community Rights and Responsibilities

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    California’s Climate Adaptation Water Strategy: An Analysis of Implications for Individual and Community Rights and Responsibilities

    Department of Water Resources | July 31, 2009...
    Summary

    The inevitable consequences of climate change will put some of California's people and communities more at risk than others. Because of location and...

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  • California’s Severe Drought Has Only Marginal Impacts on Food Prices

    California’s Severe Drought Has Only Marginal Impacts on Food Prices

    University of California Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics | May 14, 2015...
    Summary

    The extreme drought that has gripped California over the past several years is causing onerous adjustments in the natural and human environments. Agriculture,...

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  • California’s Water: Climate Change and Water

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    California’s Water: Climate Change and Water

    Public Policy Institute of California | October 1, 2016...
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    California’s climate is warming and becoming more variable. While the state is a leader in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, its water system was...

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  • City of Santa Barbara Sea?Level Rise Vulnerability Study

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    City of Santa Barbara Sea?Level Rise Vulnerability Study

    California Energy Commission | July 31, 2012...
    Summary

    Cliff and bluff erosion, flooding of low?lying areas, and damage to shoreline infrastructure and development will continue to affect California’s coastal communities in...

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  • Climate Action Plan Phase 1: Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Plan

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    Climate Action Plan Phase 1: Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Plan

    California Department of Water Resources | May 18, 2012...
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    The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) in an effort to reduce its impact on the environment and lead by example, has developed...

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  • Climate Change Adaptations for Local Water Management in the San Francisco Bay Area

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    Climate Change Adaptations for Local Water Management in the San Francisco Bay Area

    California Energy Commission | July 1, 2012...
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    Climate change will affect both sea level and the temporal and spatial distribution of runoff in California. These climate change impacts will affect...

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  • Climate Change Analysis for the Santa Ana River Watershed

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    Climate Change Analysis for the Santa Ana River Watershed

    Bureau of Reclamation | September 24, 2013...
    Summary

    The Santa Ana Watershed Basin Study (Basin Study) is a collaborative effort by the Santa Ana Watershed Project Authority (SAWPA) and the Bureau...

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  • Climate Change and Integrated Regional Water Management in California: A Preliminary Assessment of Regional Approaches

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    Climate Change and Integrated Regional Water Management in California: A Preliminary Assessment of Regional Approaches

    Department of Water Resources | June 6, 2012...
    Summary

    This report examines the initial steps that IRWM regions are taking in response to new requirements to address climate change vulnerabilities and consider...

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  • Climate Change and Sea Level Rise Scenarios for California Vulnerability and Adaptation Assessment

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    Climate Change and Sea Level Rise Scenarios for California Vulnerability and Adaptation Assessment

    California Energy Commission | July 31, 2012...
    Summary

    This white paper provides an evaluation of physical elements of climate change and sea level rise that are contained in the California Climate...

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  • Climate Change and the Agricultural Sector in the San Francisco Bay Area: Changes in Viticulture and Rangeland Forage Production Due to Altered Temperature and Precipitation Patterns

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    Climate Change and the Agricultural Sector in the San Francisco Bay Area: Changes in Viticulture and Rangeland Forage Production Due to Altered Temperature and Precipitation Patterns

    California Energy Commission | July 31, 2012...
    Summary

    Climate change has the potential to alter the San Francisco Bay Area’s agricultural production, a $2 billion industry. Two of the top sectors,...

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