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Brekke, L.D., M.D. Dettinger, E.P. Maurer, M. Anderson (2008), ”Significance of model credibility in estimating climate projection distributions for regional hydroclimatological risk assessments,” Climatic Change, 89(3-4), 371-394. Abstract.(Gap 3.03) (from Research Project 6253)

Brekke, L.D., J.E. Kiang, J.R. Olsen, R.S. Pulwarty, D A. Raff, D.P. Turnipseed, R.S. Webb, and K. D. White (2009). Climate Change and Water Resources Management: A Federal Perspective. USGS Circular 1331 (pdf 8.77M). U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia. This interagency report explores strategies to improve water management by tracking, anticipating, and responding to climate change. This report describes the existing and still needed underpinning science crucial to addressing the many impacts of climate change on water resources management.

Brekke, L. D., E. P. Maurer, J. D. Anderson, M. D. Dettinger, E. S. Townsley, A. Harrison, and T. Pruitt (2009), Assessing reservoir operations risk under climate change, Water Resour. Res., 45, W04411, doi:10.1029/2008WR006941. Abstract. (Gap 8.01) (from Research Project 6253)

Colorado Water Institute (2010) Workshop on Nonstationarity, Hydrologic Frequency Analysis, and Water Management January 13-15, 2010 Boulder, Colorado Colorado Water Institute Information Series No. 109 (pdf 33.88 MB).

Maurer, E.P., L.D. Brekke, and T. Pruitt (2010), Contrasting lumped and distributed hydrology models for estimating climate change impacts on California watersheds. Journal of the American Water Resources Association (JAWRA) 46(5):1024–1035. DOI: 10.1111/j.1752-1688.2010.00473.x.(Gap 4.01)(from Research Project 6253)

Mote, P., L. Brekke, P. B. Duffy, and E. Maurer (2011), Guidelines for constructing climate scenarios, Eos Trans. AGU, 92(31), 257, doi:10.1029/2011EO310001. This article distills the lessons of a 2009 workshop on future climate scenarios.  The article was co-authored by Phil Mote (Oregon Climate Change Research Institute), Ed Maurer (Santa Clara University), Phil Duffy (Climate Central) and Levi Brekke (Reclamation Research and Development Office).  The abstract is publically available.

Raff, D.A., T. Pruitt and L.D. Brekke (2009).  “A framework for assessing flood frequency based on climate projection information.”  Hydrology and Earth System Science Journal.  Vol. 13, p. 2119–2136. (Gap 4.03)(Directed:  Assessing Flood Frequency in a Changing Climate)

Reclamation (2011) “Literature Synthesis on Climate Change Implications for Water and Environmental Resources,” Technical Memorandum 86-68210-2011-01, prepared by Bureau of Reclamation, U.S. Department of Interior, 266pp. (Gap 1.02) (from Directed: Literature Synthesis on Climate Change Implications for Reclamation’s Water Resources)

Reclamation (2009) “Literature Synthesis on Climate Change Implications for Reclamation’s Water Resources” Technical Memorandum 86-68210-091, prepared by Bureau of Reclamation, U.S. Deparment of Interior, 290pp. (pdf, 6.71 MB) (Gap 1.02)

Reclamation (2009) “Long-Term Planning Hydrology based on Various Blends of Instrumental Records, Paleoclimate, and Projected Climate Information,” technical report prepared by Bureau of Reclamation, U.S. Department of Interior, 139pp. (pdf 3MB) (Gap 3.05)

Reclamation (2008). Science and Technology Bulletin: Downscaling of Global Climate Model Projections
Projecting Temperature and Precipitation Conditions at a Fine Scale for Planning and Other Analyses

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Reclamation (2011). Addressing Climate Change in Long-Term Water Resources Planning and Management:  User Needs for Improving Tools and Information. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Civil Works Technical Series CWTS-10-02.