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Priorities for California’s Water

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

Nov 16, 2022 ... The snowpack—that once-reliable annual source of water—is diminishing as temperatures rise. Water withdrawals during multiyear droughts are ...


Storing Water for the Environment

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

Climate warming will reduce the amount of water stored in snowpack—an important source of cold water for many native species. Additional changes include a ...

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California’s Latest Drought in 4 Charts

By Alvar Escriva-Bou, Jeffrey Mount, Michael Dettinger

May 3, 2021 ... In both regions, snowpack is better than it was in 2014 and 2015—but not enough to provide significant drought relief.

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Droughts in California

By Jeffrey Mount, Alvar Escriva-Bou, Gokce Sencan

Warming is also decreasing the proportion of precipitation that falls as snow. Snowpack is an important part of the state's water storage system, accounting for ...

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California’s 21st Century Megadrought

By Jeffrey Mount, Michael Dettinger

Jun 23, 2020 ... ... often associated with reduced mountain snowpack. These periods are chronically dry, with less frequent wet years and drier dry years.