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Climate Change Reports by Topic: Flooding

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Climate Change Indicators in the United States
Description: "The Earth's climate is changing. Temperatures are rising, snow and rainfall patterns are shifting, and more extreme climate events -- like heavy rainstorms and record high temperatures -- are already happening. Many of these observed changes are linked t
Source: United States. Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: Aug 2, 2016
Topics: Drought / Ecosystems, Habitat, Threatened Species / Flooding / Global issues, human impacts / Greenhouse gas (GHG) increases / Precipitation, Extreme Weather / Sea and Polar ice / Sea level rise / Temperature /

Risky business: Engaging the public on sea level rise and inundation
Description: "To examine whether U.S. public opinion may become as sharply polarized on adaptation responses as it has been on mitigation policies, we surveyed a sample of urban coastal residents in Maryland (n = 378). We then tested the impact of a community delibera
Publication Date: Jul 18, 2016
Topics: Flooding / Politics, laws, United Nations, etc. / Sea level rise /

Sea Level Rise
Description: "The links on this page provide answers to questions about how much the sea has risen, how much it might rise, and what the impacts might be." (Part of Climate Ready Estuaries)
Source: United States. Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: Jul 7, 2016
Topics: Flooding / Sea level rise /

Allowances for evolving coastal flood risk under uncertain local sea-level rise
Description: "Estimates of future flood hazards made under the assumption of stationary mean sea level are biased low due to sea-level rise (SLR). However, adjustments to flood return levels made assuming fixed increases of sea level are also inadequate when applied t
Publication Date: Jun 3, 2016
Topics: Flooding / Sea level rise /

Regional Sea Level Scenarios for Coastal Risk Management: Managing the Uncertainty of Future Sea Level Change and Extreme Water Levels for Department of Defense Coastal Sites Worldwide
Description: "Global change, including climate change, poses unique challenges to the Department of Defense (DoD). In particular, coastal military sites, and their associated natural and built infrastructure, operations, and readiness capabilities, are vulnerable to t
Source: United States. Dept. of Defense
Publication Date: Apr 25, 2016
Topics: Flooding / Sea level rise /

Adaptation Case Study and Information Exchange
Description: "This tool allows water sector -- drinking water, wastewater and stormwater -- utilities to learn about climate change adaptation planning efforts from their peers across the United States." Case studies cover drought, floods, ecosystem changes, service
Source: United States. Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: Apr 13, 2016
Topics: Adaptation / Drought / Ecosystems, Habitat, Threatened Species / Flooding / Water quality / Water supply, changes in supply, snowpack / Water utilities guidance /

San Francisco Bay Shore Inventory: Mapping for Sea Level Rise Planning
Description: "To provide a comprehensive and consistent picture of today’s Bay shore, SFEI mapped and inventoried Bay shore features that could affect flooding and flood routing for all nine Bay Area counties. While many different detailed levee layers exist, the regi
Source: San Francisco Estuary Institute
Publication Date: Apr 7, 2016
Topics: California: Bay Area and Delta / Flooding / Sea level rise /

SECURE Water Act Section 9503(c) -- Reclamation, Climate Change, and Water, 2016
Description: "The SECURE Water Report identifies climate change as a growing risk to Western water management and cites warmer temperatures, changes to precipitation, snowpack and the timing and quality of streamflow runoff across major river basins as threats to wate
Source: United States. Bureau of Reclamation
Publication Date: Mar 22, 2016
Topics: Ecosystems, Habitat, Threatened Species / Flooding / Groundwater / Precipitation, Extreme Weather / Streamflow / Water supply, changes in supply, snowpack /

Weakening mechanisms imposed on California's levees under multiyear extreme drought
Description: "California is currently suffering from a multiyear extreme drought and the impacts of the drought are anticipated to worsen with climate change. The resilience of California’s critical infrastructure such as earthen levees under drought conditions is a m
Publication Date: Mar 17, 2016
Topics: California: Statewide / Drought / Flooding /

Millions projected to be at risk from sea-level rise in the continental United States
Description: "Sea-level rise (SLR) is one of the most apparent climate change stressors facing human society. Although it is known that many people at present inhabit areas vulnerable to SLR, few studies have accounted for ongoing population growth when assessing the
Publication Date: Mar 14, 2016
Topics: Flooding / Sea level rise /

 

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