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Climate Change Reports by Topic: Flooding

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Extreme hydrological changes in the southwestern US drive reductions in water supply to Southern California by mid century
Description: "The Southwestern United States has a greater vulnerability to climate change impacts on water security due to a reliance on snowmelt driven imported water. The State of California, which is the most populous and agriculturally productive in the United St
Publication Date: Sep 21, 2016
Topics: California: Statewide / Flooding / Precipitation, Extreme Weather / Water supply, changes in supply, snowpack /

Sea-Level Rise and U.S. Coasts: Science and Policy Considerations
Description: "From 1901 to 2010, global sea levels rose an estimated 187 millimeters (mm; 7.4 inches), averaging a 1.7 mm (0.07 inch) rise annually. Estimates are that the annual rate rose to 3.2 mm (0.13 inches) from 1992 to 2010. Although the extent of future sea-le
Source: United States. Congressional Research Service
Publication Date: Sep 12, 2016
Topics: Flooding / Sea level rise /

Green Infrastructure and Climate Change: Collaborating to Improve Community Resiliency
Description: "In 2015, EPA convened charrettes, or intensive planning sessions, in four cities: Albuquerque, Grand Rapids, Los Angeles, and New Orleans, to explore the ways in which green infrastructure could help cities become more resilient to climate change." In Lo
Source: United States. Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: Aug 22, 2016
Topics: Drought / Flooding / Water supply, changes in supply, snowpack /

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 /

 

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