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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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Storing Water for the Environment

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

Instead, reservoirs were built with one or more operational objectives—water supply, hydropower generation, and flood management—with recreation often ...

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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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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.

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California’s Snow Drought

By Jeffrey Mount

Nov 11, 2016 ... Snowpack is also the source of most of the state's hydropower generation. A small or early snowmelt can cause significant reductions in ...

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What If California’s Drought Continues?

By Ellen Hanak, Jay Lund, Jeffrey Mount, Peter Moyle ...

Lost hydropower production will have economic costs-on the order of $500 million in 2015-but recent increases in renewable energy sources have helped make up ...

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Policy Priorities for Managing Drought

By Ellen Hanak, Jay Lund, Jeffrey Mount, Peter Moyle ...

Hydropower generation, which usually provides 10-15 percent of California's electricity supply, was cut in half. Figure 2. Water Stored in Surface Reservoirs ...

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Drought Watch: Water for the Environment

By Jeffrey Mount, Emma Freeman

Jul 24, 2014 ... ... of the Sierra Nevada) is captured in downstream reservoirs and used again for hydropower generation, irrigation, and drinking water.