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Climate Change Reports by Topic: Drought

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Climate Adaptation: The State of Practice in U.S. Communities
Description: "Communities in the U.S. are undertaking a rich array of climate adaptation actions that are making them more resilient to climate impacts. These actions provide models and lessons that can immediately help other communities better protect themselves from
Publication Date: Nov 30, 2016
Topics: Adaptation / Drought / Flooding / Land Use, environmental management systems, and regulation / Sea level rise / Water supply, changes in supply, snowpack /

Climate Change Adaptation Strategy: 2016 Progress Report
Description: USBR has four goals: increase water management flexibility, enhance climate adaptation planning, improve infrastructure reliability, and expand information sharing.
Source: United States. Bureau of Reclamation
Publication Date: Nov 29, 2016
Topics: Adaptation / Dams and reservoirs / Drought / Ecosystems, Habitat, Threatened Species / Flooding / Water supply, changes in supply, snowpack /

Anthropogenic Warming Impacts on California Snowpack During Drought
Description: "Sierra Nevada climate and snowpack is simulated during the period of extreme drought from 2011 to 2015 and compared to an identical simulation except for the removal of 20th century anthropogenic warming. Anthropogenic warming reduced average snowpack le
Source: University of California, Los Angeles
Publication Date: Nov 25, 2016
Topics: California: Statewide / Drought / Water supply, changes in supply, snowpack /

Causes of extreme ridges that induce California droughts
Description: "California droughts are often caused by high-amplitude and persistent ridges near and off the west coast without apparent connections with ENSO. Here with a hierarchy of climate models, we demonstrate that extreme ridges in this region are associated wit
Publication Date: Nov 1, 2016
Topics: California: Statewide / Drought /

Perspectives on the causes of exceptionally low 2015 snowpack in the western United States
Description: "Augmenting previous papers about the exceptional 2011-2015 California drought, we offer new perspectives on the 'snow drought' that extended into Oregon in 2014 and Washington in 2015. Over 80% of measurement sites west of 115 degrees W experienced recor
Publication Date: Oct 31, 2016
Topics: California: Statewide / Drought / Water supply, changes in supply, snowpack /

Climate Change and the Delta
Description: Projected effects of climate change, including more evaporation, more floods and droughts, sea level rise. (Dettinger, M., et al., 2016, San Francisco Estuary and Watershed Science)
Publication Date: Oct 12, 2016
Topics: California: Bay Area and Delta / Drought / Flooding / Sea level rise / Water supply, changes in supply, snowpack /

Relative impacts of mitigation, temperature, and precipitation on 21st-century megadrought risk in the American Southwest
Description: "Megadroughts are comparable in severity to the worst droughts of the 20th century but are of much longer duration. A megadrought in the American Southwest would impose unprecedented stress on the limited water resources of the area, making it critical to
Publication Date: Oct 5, 2016
Topics: Drought /

Prolonged California aridity linked to climate warming and Pacific sea surface temperature
Description: "California has experienced a dry 21st century capped by severe drought from 2012 through 2015 prompting questions about hydroclimatic sensitivity to anthropogenic climate change and implications for the future. We address these questions using a Holocene
Source: University of California, Los Angeles
Publication Date: Sep 15, 2016
Topics: California: Statewide / Drought /

National Drought Resilience Partnership Report to the Council on Climate Preparedness and Resilience
Description: "Federal agencies have mobilized to provide improved information and data, emergency and planning assistance, landscape-scale land management improvements, and investments in new technologies and approaches to water resource management. Continued drought
Publication Date: Aug 31, 2016
Topics: Drought /

Plant responses to increasing CO2 reduce estimates of climate impacts on drought severity
Description: "We show that the water savings that plants experience under high CO2 conditions compensate for much of the effect of warmer temperatures, keeping the amount of water on land, on average, higher than we would predict with common drought metrics, and with
Publication Date: Aug 29, 2016
Topics: Agriculture / Drought / Ecosystem Services and Climate Change / Greenhouse gas (GHG) increases / Water supply, changes in supply, snowpack / Ecosystems, Habitat, Threatened Species /


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