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Addressing Climate Change

Overview

Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar released a report in April 2011 that assesses climate changes during the 21st century and how these might impact water operations, hydropower, flood control, and fish and wildlife in the western United States. The report to Congress, prepared by the Bureau of Reclamation, represents the first consistent and coordinated assessment of risks to future water supplies across Reclamation river basins, including those in the Mid-Pacific Region.

interactive image:  photo - Reclamation is assessing climate change and adaptation strategies for several river basins, including California’s Sacramento Valley, below, and San Joaquin Valley, right.  Photos by Robert Campbell, left, and Sara Kling; click for larger photo image:  photo - Sacramento Valley interactive image:  photo - San Joaquin Valley; click for larger photo
Reclamation is assessing climate change and adaptation strategies for several river basins, including California’s Sacramento Valley, below, and San Joaquin Valley, right. Photos by Robert Campbell, left, and Sara Kling.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Reclamation’s SECURE Water Act Report identified the following likely climate changes, on average annually, in the Region:

interactive image:  photo - Sacramento and San Joaquin River Basins; click for a larger photo
Sacramento and San Joaquin River Basins

Sacramento and San Joaquin River Basins

Klamath River Basin

Truckee River Basin

interactive image:  photo - Truckee River Basin; click for a larger photo
Truckee River Basin

Climate Change Activities

The following actions are under way in the Region:

April 19, 2012