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Climate Change Reports by Topic: Drought

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The 21st century Colorado River hot drought and implications for the future
Description: "Between 2000 and 2014, annual Colorado River flows averaged 19% below the 1906-1999 average, the worst 15-year drought on record. At least one-sixth to one-half (average at one-third) of this loss is due to unprecedented temperatures (0.9 degree C above
Publication Date: Feb 17, 2017
Topics: Drought / Streamflow / Water supply, changes in supply, snowpack /

California's Fourth Climate Change Assessment: Research and Tool Development
Description: Research for the forthcoming assessment. The non-energy research portfolio includes: 1. Climate Change, Habitat, and Wildfires: Impacts and Management Options 2. California's Working Lands: Carbon Sequestration for Adaptation and Mitigation 3. Sea Level
Source: California. Natural Resources Agency
Publication Date: Jan 24, 2017
Topics: Adaptation / California: Statewide / Drought / Ecosystems, Habitat, Threatened Species / Greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction, mitigation / Sea level rise / Water supply, changes in supply, snowpack / Wildfires /

State Climate Summaries
Description: Data showing observed temperature, precipitation, snowpack, reservoir storage, drought, and sea level.
Source: United States. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Publication Date: Jan 9, 2017
Topics: Downscaled Climate Model Data / Drought / Precipitation, Extreme Weather / Sea level rise / Temperature / Water supply, changes in supply, snowpack /

Gauging climate preparedness to inform adaptation needs: local level adaptation in drinking water quality in CA, USA
Description: "Understanding resource managersÂ’ perceptions of climate change, analytic capacity, and current adaptation activities can provide insight into what can help support adaptation processes at the local level. In California, where a major drought currently de
Publication Date: Dec 23, 2016
Topics: Adaptation / California: Statewide / California: Water/Flood Protection Districts / Drought / Water quality / Water utilities guidance /

On bias correction in drought frequency analysis based on climate models
Description: "Assessment of future drought characteristics based on climate models is difficult as climate models usually have bias in simulating precipitation frequency and intensity. In this study, we examine the significance of bias correction in the context of dro
Publication Date: Dec 10, 2016
Topics: Drought / Models and Tools /

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 /

 

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