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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 ...

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Priorities for California’s Water

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

Nov 30, 2022 ... ... on water management operations, rather than a principal management objective like water supply, hydropower, and flood control.

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Storing Water for the Environment

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

These ecosystems provide numerous benefits, including water supply, hydropower, flood control, fisheries, recreation, and cultural and aesthetic value. They are ...

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Policy Brief: Storing Water for the Environment

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

In California's variable climate, dams are essential for water supply, hydropower generation, and flood management—and their role will grow as the climate ...

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Reforming Water Rights in California

By Sarah Bardeen

Feb 28, 2022 ... ... so that the rest of the water rights holders—municipal, hydropower, agriculture, etc.—can use water with increased certainty.

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What It Means to Store Water for the Environment

By Sarah Bardeen

Jul 26, 2021 ... Reservoirs were built for other uses, like water supply, hydropower, or flood protection. We have to think about how storing water for the ...

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Droughts in California

By Jeffrey Mount, Alvar Escriva-Bou, Gokce Sencan

“Snow droughts” make it harder to manage reservoirs for water supply and hydropower generation. Droughts are a recurring feature of California's climate.