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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 ProgramU.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...
A rationale for effective post-fire debris flow mitigation within forested terrain
A rationale for effective post-fire debris flow mitigation within forested terrainGeoenvironmental Disasters, Springer | May 25, 2018...Summary
Watersheds recently burned by wildfires are recognized as having an increased susceptibility to debris flow occurrence. The great majority occur within the first 2...
A study of methods to estimate debris flow velocity
A study of methods to estimate debris flow velocityLandslides, Springer | September 16, 2019...Summary
Debris flow velocities are commonly back-calculated from superelevation events which require subjective estimates of radii of curvature of bends in the debris flow...
Anthropogenic Warming Impacts on Today’s Sierra Nevada Snowpack and Flood Risk
Anthropogenic Warming Impacts on Today’s Sierra Nevada Snowpack and Flood RiskAmerican Geophysical Union (AGU) | June 15, 2018...Summary
This study investigates temperature impacts to snowpack and runoff‐driven flood risk over the Sierra Nevada during the extremely wet year of 2016–2017, which...
Attribution of declining western U.S. snowpack to human effects
Attribution of declining western U.S. snowpack to human effectsAmerican Meteorological Society (AMS) | December 1, 2008...Summary
Observations show snowpack has declined across much of the western United States over the period 1950–99. This reduction has important social and economic...
California Water Plan 2013: Mountain Counties Regional Report$0.00
California Water Plan 2013: Mountain Counties Regional ReportCalifornia Department of Water Resources (DWR) | October 30, 2014...Summary
As the State works to solve the water crisis in California, the potential for redirected impacts in the Mountain Counties Area is acute....
California’s Water: Protecting Headwaters$0.00
California’s Water: Protecting HeadwatersPublic Policy Institute of California (PPIC) | October 1, 2016...Summary
Mountainous regions provide most of the state’s water supply. But major problems loom— from a growing risk of wildfires to a shrinking snowpack....
Chinatown: Owens Valley and Western Water Reallocation—Getting the Record Straight and What It Means for Water Markets
Chinatown: Owens Valley and Western Water Reallocation—Getting the Record Straight and What It Means for Water MarketsTexas Law Review | June 1, 2005...Summary
In this Article I examine the notorious Owens Valley water transfer to Los Angeles. Not only was it one of the largest private...
Climate and landscape drive the pace and pattern of conifer encroachment into subalpine meadows
Climate and landscape drive the pace and pattern of conifer encroachment into subalpine meadowsEcological Applications, Ecological Society of America | May 8, 2018...Summary
Mountain meadows have high biodiversity and help regulate stream water release following the snowmelt pulse. However, many meadows are experiencing woody plant encroachment,...
Climate change is increasing the risk of extreme autumn wildfire conditions across California
Climate change is increasing the risk of extreme autumn wildfire conditions across CaliforniaEnvironmental Research Letters, IOP Publishing | March 26, 2020...Summary
California has experienced devastating autumn wildfires in recent years. These autumn wildfires have coincided with extreme fire weather conditions during periods of strong offshore...