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Climate Change Reports by Topic: Drought

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Water Governance and Climate Change: Drought in California as a Lens on Our Climate Future
Description: Water officials from California and Australia discussed what's known about drought and climate change and how to prepare for the future.
Source: Stanford University
Publication Date: Dec 9, 2014
Topics: California: Statewide / Drought /

Causes and Predictability of the 2011-2014 California Drought: Assessment Report
Description: "The severe drought in California over the last 3 years (2011-14) is primarily due to natural climate variability, key features of which appear to be predictable from knowledge of how California precipitation reacts to tropical ocean temperatures. There h
Source: United States. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Publication Date: Dec 8, 2014
Topics: California: Statewide / Drought /

Global Warming and Changes in Risk of Concurrent Climate Extremes: Insights from the 2014 California Drought
Description: "Global warming and the associated rise in extreme temperatures substantially increase the chance of concurrent droughts and heatwaves. The 2014 California drought is an archetype of an event characterized by not only low precipitation but also extreme hi
Publication Date: Dec 4, 2014
Topics: California: Statewide / Drought / Temperature / Water supply, changes in supply, snowpack / Wildfires /

How unusual is the 2012-2014 California drought?
Description: "For the past three years (2012-2014), California has experienced the most severe drought conditions in its last century. But how unusual is this event? Here we use two paleoclimate reconstructions of drought and precipitation for Central and Southern Cal
Publication Date: Dec 3, 2014
Topics: California: Statewide / Drought /

Benefits of greenhouse gas mitigation on the supply, management, and use of water resources in the United States
Description: "This paper estimates impacts and damages from five water resource-related models addressing runoff, drought risk, economics of water supply/demand, water stress, and flooding damages. The models differ in the water system assessed, spatial scale, and uni
Publication Date: Nov 29, 2014
Topics: Drought / Water supply, changes in supply, snowpack /

Climate Change and California's Water: What Challenges Can We Anticipate?
Description: "Dr. Dan Cayan is the director of the Climate Change Center at Scripps and also concurrently holds a research position in the USGS Water Resources division. At the November meeting of the Delta Stewardship Council, he gave an overview of California's cl
Publication Date: Nov 20, 2014
Topics: Drought / Water supply, changes in supply, snowpack /

Explaining Extreme Events of 2013 from a Climate Perspective
Description: "This BAMS [Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society] special report presents assessments of how climate change may have affected the strength and likelihood of individual extreme events." Includes "The Extraordinary California Drought of 2013/201
Publication Date: Sep 29, 2014
Topics: Drought / Precipitation, Extreme Weather / Temperature / California: Statewide /

Climate, Drought, and Change
Description: "California possesses a uniquely variable Mediterranean climate that relies on a few big winter storms to build a snowpack that provides spring runoff to the Delta watershed. Over the past three water years, fewer storms than expected have hit the state l
Source: Delta Stewardship Council
Publication Date: Aug 25, 2014
Topics: California: Bay Area and Delta / California: Statewide / Drought / Water supply, changes in supply, snowpack /

2014 California Adaptation Forum Videos and Presentations
Description: Videos and presentations on adaptation as it relates to flood management, water and ecosystem planning, coastal fog, supply chains, sea-level rise, drought, and more.
Publication Date: Aug 20, 2014
Topics: Adaptation / California: Statewide / Drought / Ecosystems, Habitat, Threatened Species / Energy management and conservation / Flooding / Land Use, environmental management systems, and regulation / Sea level rise /

Water/Wastewater Utilities and Extreme Climate and Weather Events: Case Studies on Community Response, Lessons Learned, Adaptation, and Planning Needs for the Future
Description: Examined six utilities that experience various kinds of extreme weather (including floods and droughts) and how they manage. (Case studies)
Source: Water Research Foundation
Publication Date: Jul 21, 2014
Topics: Adaptation / Drought / Flooding / Sea level rise / Water supply, changes in supply, snowpack / Water utilities guidance /

 

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