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photo - Lake Clementine Dam, on the North Fork American River, California Operating Dams to Better Manage Big Storms Can Build Resiliency to Climate Extremes California’s reservoirs are operated using outdated assumptions about climate. Advances in weather forecasting can improve how they manage big storms. We talked to Martin Ralph of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography about this approach. Read More
photo - Flooded Campground Next to the South Fork of the American River High and Rising: Flood Risk in California Grows As the climate warms, California storms are getting more intense—adding to the state’s already high flood risk. Developing a better understanding of current and future flood vulnerability is essential to managing this risk. Read More
photo - Russian River Valley The Russian River: Managing at the Watershed Level Water managers across the state face new and more extreme conditions as the climate warms. We talked to Grant Davis of Sonoma Water about his agency’s comprehensive approach to these challenges. Read More
RainbowClouds California Depends on Rivers—in the Air Climate change could bring bigger rains and longer droughts to the state. We talked to Mike Dettinger about "atmospheric rivers” and what they mean for California’s water system. Read More
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