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The Promise of a Wet January

By Jeffrey Mount

Jan 5, 2023 ... In California's deeply variable climate, with its extreme swings ... north Pacific and still end up with a below-average precipitation year.


Storing Water for the Environment

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

Managing water in California's highly variable climate relies heavily on the ... of the dry season, increasing volatility of precipitation across years, ...


Land Transitions and Dust in the San Joaquin Valley

By Andrew Ayres, Jaymin Kwon, Joy Collins

Jul 25, 2022 ... However, its success was driven in large part by fortuitous precipitation conditions (Slayback et al. 1995). Previous efforts to establish ...

Policy Brief

Policy Brief: Drought and California’s Agriculture

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

Apr 26, 2022 ... Climate change is making California's variable climate even more ... swings between wet and dry conditions—or “precipitation whiplash.


Improving California’s Water Market

By Andrew Ayres, Ellen Hanak, Brian Gray, Gokce Sencan ...

California has the most variable climate in the country, and hydrologic risk is a fact ... including more volatile precipitation and earlier spring runoff.

Fact Sheet

Droughts in California

By Jeffrey Mount, Alvar Escriva-Bou, Gokce Sencan

California has the nation's most variable climate, and droughts are a ... while “normal” years—widely used to describe average precipitation—are rare.