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Report · November 2018

California’s Water: Preparing for Floods

Ellen Hanak, Jay Lund, Jeffrey Mount, Matt Kondolf, Carolyn Kousky, Nicholas Pinter, and Brett Sanders

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One in five residents and billions of dollars in assets are vulnerable to flooding. Climate change brings new vulnerabilities. This brief describes new tools and approaches that can reduce these risks.

This publication is part of a briefing kit that summarizes 13 of the state’s most pressing water management issues.


Floods Paying for Water Water Supply Water, Land & Air