Scientists at the Bureau of Reclamation have increased the spatial resolution of the newest climate models to make them more useful for water managers.
California uses approximately 20 trillion gallons (64 million acre feet) of water per year through direct uses, such as watering gardens and drinking, and indirect uses, such as the water used to produce goods (food, clothes, beverages, etc.) that are either used within the state or exported for use elsewhere, according to a new
The Pacific Institute has created a model to analyze future urban water demand in California through 2100, and how it will be impacted by changes in climate, population, and conservation efforts.
Hydraulic fracturing—a process in which fluid is injected under pressure into rock formations in order to break up the rock and improve recovery of natural gas—has many effects on the availability and quality of water resources, according to a new report by the Pacific Institute.
The 2012 report card assessing action taken on issues in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta shows improvement in some areas and decline in others.
California must address the threats to its water system now in order for its economy to grow and prosper, according to a report by the Public Policy Institute of California.
There is general consensus among scientists that in a warmer world, dry regions are predicted to get drier and wet regions are predicted to get wetter.