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Climate Change Reports by Topic: Drought

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Running dry: The U.S. Southwest's drift into a drier climate state
Description: "Changes in precipitation have far-reaching consequences on human society and ecosystems as has been demonstrated by recent severe droughts in California and the Oklahoma region. Droughts are beside tropical cyclones the most costly weather and climate re
Publication Date: Feb 4, 2016
Topics: California: Statewide / Drought / Water supply, changes in supply, snowpack /

A tale of two California droughts: Lessons amidst record warmth and dryness in a region of complex physical and human geography
Description: "The state of California has experienced the worst drought in its historical record during 2012-2015. Adverse effects of this multiyear event have been far from uniformly distributed across the region, ranging from remarkably mild in most of California's
Publication Date: Nov 19, 2015
Topics: California: Statewide / Drought /

Increasing water cycle extremes in California and in relation to ENSO cycle under global warming
Description: "Since the winter of 2013-2014, California has experienced its most severe drought in recorded history, causing statewide water stress, severe economic loss and an extraordinary increase in wildfires. Identifying the effects of global warming on regional
Publication Date: Oct 21, 2015
Topics: California: Statewide / Drought / Flooding / Precipitation, Extreme Weather /

How Has Human-induced Climate Change Affected California Drought Risk?
Description: "The current California drought has cast a heavy burden on statewide agriculture and water resources, further exacerbated by concurrent extreme high temperatures. Furthermore, industrial-era global radiative forcing brings into question the role of long-t
Publication Date: Oct 19, 2015
Topics: Agriculture / California: Statewide / Drought /

Contribution of anthropogenic warming to California drought during 2012-2014
Description: "A suite of climate datasets and multiple representations of atmospheric moisture demand are used to calculate many estimates of the self-calibrated Palmer Drought Severity Index, a proxy for near-surface soil moisture, across California from 1901-2014 at
Publication Date: Aug 28, 2015
Topics: California: Statewide / Drought /

Drought Management in a Changing Climate: Using Cost-Benefit Analyses to Assist Drinking Water Utilities
Description: "This project improves drinking water utility understanding of system-specific vulnerabilities to droughts by providing guidance on assessing the costs and benefits of leading practices in drought management and risk mitigation. The final report helps wat
Source: Water Research Foundation
Publication Date: Jul 15, 2015
Topics: Drought / Water supply, changes in supply, snowpack / Water utilities guidance /

Climate Change Adaptation Introductory Training for Local Officials
Description: Deals with effects of climate change (such as rising temperatures, changing precipitation, increased drought and wildfires, and sea level rise) and local communities' vulnerabilities (stormwater, wastewater, water supply, etc.). Takes about 30 minutes to
Source: United States. Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: May 6, 2015
Topics: Adaptation / Drought / Sea level rise / Water quality / Wildfires /

The influence of multiyear drought on the annual rainfall-runoff relationship: An Australian perspective
Description: "Most current long-term (decadal and longer) hydrological predictions implicitly assume that hydrological processes are stationary even under changing climate. However, in practice, we suspect that changing climatic conditions may affect runoff generation
Publication Date: Apr 17, 2015
Topics: Drought / Streamflow / Water supply, changes in supply, snowpack /

America's water risk: Current demand and climate variability
Description: "A new indicator of drought-induced water stress is introduced and applied at the county level in the USA. Unlike most existing drought metrics, we directly consider current daily water demands and renewable daily water supply to estimate the potential st
Publication Date: Apr 9, 2015
Topics: Drought / Water supply, changes in supply, snowpack /

2014 Highlights of Progress: Responses to Climate Change by the National Water Program
Description: EPA's work in water infrastructure, watersheds and wetlands, coastal waters, and water quality.
Source: United States. Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: Mar 25, 2015
Topics: Adaptation / Drought / Ecosystems, Habitat, Threatened Species / Water quality / Water utilities guidance /


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