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Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Estevan López released a report today that provides a status update on the actions Reclamation is undertaking to meet the challenges of climate change on Western water supplies. This includes meeting the four goals established in the strategy, increasing water management flexibility, enhancing climate adaptation planning, improving infrastructure resiliency, and expanding information sharing. Read More →
(September 12, 2016) - A collaboration of university researchers, government agencies, and private sector groups released today a next-generation climate modeling dataset with improved local-scale climate projections covering the 21st century for a region from northern Mexico to southern Canada.
The dataset was produced by researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego who developed a new climate “downscaling” method for global climate models known as localized constructed analogs (LOCA). Global climate model pixels can be a hundred miles across, which is too coarse to study many local impacts of climate change. LOCA downscaling estimates finer-scale climate detail from a coarse-resolution global model using a new high-resolution historical observation dataset developed by researchers at the University of Colorado. Read More →
Interior Department Releases Report Underscoring Impacts of Climate Change on Western Water Resources
(March 22, 2016) - Putting the national spotlight on the importance of water sustainability, the Department of the Interior and the Bureau of Reclamation released a basin-by-basin report that characterizes the impacts of climate change and details adaptation strategies to better protect major river basins in the West that are fundamental to the health, economy, security and ecology of 17 Western states.
The SECURE Water Act Report, produced by Interior’s Bureau of Reclamation and its state and local partners, was released following today’s first White House Summit on Water in observance of World Water Day. Read More →
In support of Reclamation’s new Climate Change Adaptation Strategy, this seminar will provide staff a high-level orientation on climate change, equip staff with talking points about how climate change relates to Reclamation’s mission, and summarize initial tools that are available to support Strategy implementation. Read More →
Reclamation is releasing a series of videos summarizing collaborative research addressing climate change and variability impacts, estimating flood and drought hazards, and improving streamflow prediction. This information was presented in January at the Second Annual Progress Meeting on Reclamation Climate and Hydrology Research. Read More →