05 Nov '11, 2pm

The Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Future: USGS scientists and academic colleagues have investigated how Californi...

The Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Future: USGS scientists and academic colleagues have investigated how Californi...

USGS scientists and academic colleagues have investigated how California's interconnected San Francisco Bay and Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta (the Bay-Delta system) is expected to change from 2010 to 2099 in response to both fast and moderate climate warming scenarios. Results indicate that this area will feel impacts of global climate change in the next century with shifts in its biological communities, rising sea level, and modified water supplies. "The protection of California's Bay-Delta system will continue to be a top priority for maintaining the state's agricultural economy, water security to tens of millions of users, and essential habitat to a valuable ecosystem," said USGS Director Marcia McNutt. "This new USGS research complements ongoing initiatives to conserve the Bay-Delta by providing sound scientific understanding for managing this valuable system such that ...

Full article: http://www.enn.com/enn_original_news/article/43513

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