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Adapting to a Water-Scarce California

By Ellen Hanak

Jan 9, 2023 ... As Department of Water Resources director Karla Nemeth said at our fall conference in November, there is no silver bullet to fix ...

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The Promise of a Wet January

By Jeffrey Mount

Jan 5, 2023 ... The combination of high rainfall rates and winds causes urban and river flooding, as well as landslides and debris flows (especially in ...


Priorities for California’s Water

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

Nov 30, 2022 ... Over the past two years, low rainfall, warming, an increasingly thirsty atmosphere, and losses in snowpack have broken two of our most ...


Storing Water for the Environment

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

Water users will hold on to water that remains in reservoirs in the fall for use if the following year is dry. But if winter precipitation is high, ...

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Our Experts Weigh In on the Drought

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

Jul 19, 2022 ... Decent rains fell into some reservoirs, but Shasta barely got anything. Shasta is so critical for managing cold water for salmon that it's ...

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Policy Brief: Drought and California’s Agriculture

By Alvar Escriva-Bou, Josué Medellín-Azuara, Ellen Hanak, John Abatzoglou

Apr 26, 2022 ... ... swings between wet and dry conditions—or “precipitation whiplash. ... to get more stored surface water into the ground in the fall, ...