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The Promise of a Wet January

By Jeffrey Mount

Jan 5, 2023 ... In short, we have limited capacity in our reservoirs—and not many more places where we can build more dams economically.

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Water and Energy in California

By Alvar Escriva-Bou, Gokce Sencan, Andrew Ayres

Dec 6, 2022 ... Water is also required for hydropower generation, thermoelectric power plants, and oil and gas extraction. Improving water use efficiency can ...

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Priorities for California’s Water

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

Nov 16, 2022 ... Water withdrawals during multiyear droughts are depleting the state's reservoirs and groundwater basins. Hundreds of thousands of acres of ...

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Solar Energy and Groundwater in the San Joaquin Valley

By Andrew Ayres, Annabelle Rosser, Ellen Hanak, Alvar Escriva-Bou ...

... sustainability-oriented businesses for over five years on dam removal and river restoration, air quality, climate change mitigation, and other topics.

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Beavers: The Unlikely Climate Hero

By Sarah Bardeen

Oct 24, 2022 ... Beavers build dams because it helps them stay safe from predators. ... However, if we relocate a family of beavers to a beaver dam analogue, ...

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Storing Water for the Environment

By Sarah Null, Jeffrey Mount, Brian Gray, Kristen Dybala ...

Key Takeaways · Constraint-based environmental regulations make it difficult to improve river health below dams. · Reserving storage space in reservoirs for the ...