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DWR Contributes to California's Fourth Climate Change Assessment
Description: "Building on a long history of contributing knowledge, data, and awareness about the risks of climate change to California's vital water resources (see timeline sidebar), DWR staff scientists and engineers contributed to nine technical reports and support
Source: California. Dept. of Water Resources
Publication Date: Aug 8, 2019
Topics: Adaptation / California: Bay Area and Delta / California: Statewide / Drought / Water supply, changes in supply, snowpack /

Precipitation regime change in Western North America: The role of Atmospheric Rivers
Description: "Daily precipitation in California has been projected to become less frequent even as precipitation extremes intensify, leading to uncertainty in the overall response to climate warming. Precipitation extremes are historically associated with Atmospheric
Publication Date: Jul 9, 2019
Topics: California: Statewide / Precipitation, Extreme Weather / Water supply, changes in supply, snowpack /

Climate Change Risks Faced by California's State Water Project
Description: "A 'bottom-up' climate change vulnerability assessment conducted by the California Department of Water Resources." A story map presenting risks such as long-term persistent hydrologic change and sea level rise. Keyword: SWP
Source: California. Dept. of Water Resources
Publication Date: May 22, 2019
Topics: California: Bay Area and Delta / California: Statewide / Sea level rise / Water supply, changes in supply, snowpack /

Decision Scaling Climate Vulnerability Assessment for the California Department of Water Resources Final Report
Description: "This assessment of long-term and persistent hydrologic impacts of climate change focuses on the effects to the operation of the State Water Project (SWP), including ecological conditions that dictate operating rules. DWR owns and operates the SWP for f
Source: California. Dept. of Water Resources
Publication Date: May 15, 2019
Topics: Adaptation / California: Statewide / Drought / Precipitation, Extreme Weather / Water supply, changes in supply, snowpack /

Executive Order N-10-19
Description: Governor's order to state agencies to assess the state's water needs and plan a water resilience portfolio in light of climate change.
Source: California. Governor's Office
Publication Date: Apr 29, 2019
Topics: Adaptation / California: Statewide / Water quality / Water supply, changes in supply, snowpack /

Managing Wastewater in a Changing Climate
Description: "Many wastewater agencies are pursuing specific changes to their operations, infrastructure, or finances in response to the cascade of challenges they experienced during the latest drought. A PPIC survey of wastewater agencies done as part of this study f
Source: Public Policy Institute of California
Publication Date: Apr 16, 2019
Topics: California: Statewide / Water supply, changes in supply, snowpack / Water utilities guidance /

Climate Action Plan, Phase 3: Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment
Description: "This climate change vulnerability assessment (VA) provides the first evaluation of its kind for facilities owned and operated by DWR and the activities that DWR performs. This analysis draws from the extensive body of knowledge about climate change and a
Source: California. Dept. of Water Resources
Publication Date: Apr 2, 2019
Topics: California: Statewide / Ecosystems, Habitat, Threatened Species / Sea level rise / Temperature / Water supply, changes in supply, snowpack / Wildfires / Sample Climate Action Plans /

Dynamic flood modeling essential to assess the coastal impacts of climate change
Description: "Coastal inundation due to sea level rise (SLR) is projected to displace hundreds of millions of people worldwide over the next century, creating significant economic, humanitarian, and national-security challenges. However, the majority of previous effor
Source: United States. Geological Survey
Publication Date: Mar 13, 2019
Topics: California: Statewide / Flooding / Sea level rise /

Climate variability and change of Mediterranean-type climates
Description: "Mediterranean-type climates are defined by temperate, wet winters and hot or warm dry summers and exist at the western edges of five continents in locations determined by the geography of winter storm tracks and summer subtropical anticyclones. The clima
Publication Date: Mar 6, 2019
Topics: California: Statewide / Precipitation, Extreme Weather /

Jet stream dynamics, hydroclimate, and fire in California from 1600 CE to present
Description: "North Pacific jet stream (NPJ) behavior strongly affects cool-season moisture delivery in California and is an important predictor of summer fire conditions. Reconstructions of the NPJ before modern fire suppression began in the early 20th century identi
Publication Date: Mar 4, 2019
Topics: California: Statewide / Precipitation, Extreme Weather / Temperature / Water supply, changes in supply, snowpack / Wildfires /

 

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