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Priorities for California’s Water

By Jeffrey Mount, Ellen Hanak, Sarah Bardeen, Alvar Escriva-Bou ...

Nov 30, 2022 ... And mammoth floods could eventually devastate our currently parched state. Warming is also intensifying water quality problems, ...

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The Sacramento–San Joaquin Delta

By Jeffrey Mount, Ellen Hanak, Greg Gartrell

These levees are under threat from rising sea level, earthquakes, floods, and continuing subsidence of the farmland behind them. Some of the Delta's levees ...


Improving California’s Water Market

By Andrew Ayres, Ellen Hanak, Brian Gray, Gokce Sencan ...

SGMA has heightened interest in capturing and storing additional unclaimed flood flows to augment overall supplies (Hanak et al. 2018a; 2020).

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Groundwater Recharge in California

By Alvar Escriva-Bou, Gokce Sencan, Ellen Hanak

In coastal areas, intentional recharge prevents salty ocean water from entering ... habitat for birds, reducing flood risk, and storing water for droughts.


Advancing Ecosystem Restoration with Smarter Permitting

By Letitia Grenier, Stephanie Panlasigui, Crissy Pickett, Gokce Sencan

This approach is likely to become increasingly important as the impacts of climate change (such as reduced water supply and increased coastal flooding) ...


California’s Future

By Ellen Hanak, Laura Hill, Hans Johnson, Caroline Danielson ...

This multi-topic publication highlights the state's most pressing long-term policy challenges in several key areas: criminal justice, economy, education, ...

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High and Rising: Flood Risk in California Grows

By Jeffrey Mount, Daniel Swain

Jul 20, 2020 ... In addition, rising sea level is increasing the likelihood of coastal flooding, which is often associated with intense storms.

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A New Reality for Federal Flood Insurance

By Lori Pottinger

Apr 16, 2019 ... Flood damages have been rising, pushing the federal flood insurance ... risks from coastal storm surge and rivers overflowing their banks.