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Natural and managed watersheds show similar responses to recent climate change
Description: "Climate change is expected to alter streamflow volume and variability in watersheds throughout the world, which will have impacts on agricultural, aquatic, and urban environments. Human modifications such as the building of reservoirs and the extraction
Publication Date: Aug 6, 2018
Topics: Dams and reservoirs / Streamflow /

Sensitivity of streamflow to climate change in California
Description: "Climate change is rapidly altering the global water cycle, exposing vulnerabilities in both social and environmental systems. However, uncertainty in future climate predictions makes it difficult to design and evaluate strategies for building climate res
Publication Date: Jul 11, 2018
Topics: California: Statewide / Streamflow /

Evidence that Recent Warming is Reducing Upper Colorado River Flows
Description: "The Upper Colorado River Basin (UCRB) is one of the primary sources of water for the western United States and increasing temperatures likely will elevate the risk of reduced water supply in the basin. Although variability in water-year precipitation exp
Source: United States. Geological Survey
Publication Date: Oct 19, 2017
Topics: Streamflow / Water supply, changes in supply, snowpack /

The twenty-first 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 /

Effect of Tree-to-Shrub Type Conversion in Lower Montane Forests of the Sierra Nevada (USA) on Streamflow
Description: "Higher global temperatures and increased levels of disturbance are contributing to greater tree mortality in many forest ecosystems. These same drivers can also limit forest regeneration, leading to vegetation type conversion. For the Sierra Nevada of Ca
Publication Date: Aug 30, 2016
Topics: California: Statewide / Streamflow / Water supply, changes in supply, snowpack /

A spatially distributed model for assessment of the effects of changing land use and climate on urban stream quality
Description: "While the effects of land use change in urban areas have been widely examined, the combined effects of climate and land use change on the quality of urban and urbanizing streams have received much less attention. We describe a modelling framework that is
Publication Date: Aug 22, 2016
Topics: Streamflow / Water quality /

SECURE Water Act Section 9503(c) -- Reclamation, Climate Change, and Water, 2016
Description: "The SECURE Water Report identifies climate change as a growing risk to Western water management and cites warmer temperatures, changes to precipitation, snowpack and the timing and quality of streamflow runoff across major river basins as threats to wate
Source: United States. Bureau of Reclamation
Publication Date: Mar 22, 2016
Topics: Ecosystems, Habitat, Threatened Species / Flooding / Groundwater / Precipitation, Extreme Weather / Streamflow / Water supply, changes in supply, snowpack /

California Central Valley Water Rights in a Changing Climate
Description: "Climate change and resulting changes in hydrology are already altering -- and are expected in the future to continue to alter -- the timing and amount of water flowing through rivers and streams. As these changes occur, the historical reliability of exi
Publication Date: Jun 23, 2015
Topics: California: Bay Area and Delta / Streamflow / Water supply, changes in supply, snowpack /

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 /

2014 California BCM (Basin Characterization Model) Downscaled Climate and Hydrology - Monthly Data
Description: "The California Basin Characterization Model (CA-BCM 2014) dataset provides historical and projected climate and hydrologic surfaces for the region that encompasses the state of California and all the streams that flow into it (California hydrologic regio
Source: United States. Geological Survey
Publication Date: Jul 1, 2014
Topics: California: Statewide / Streamflow / Water supply, changes in supply, snowpack / Downscaled Climate Model Data /


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