11 Nov '11, 6pm

Floods and Droughts and Sea Level Rise -- California's New Climate and Water Video

OK, it might not get more YouTube hits than that dancing dog I saw recently, but this new Department of Water Resources video, ”A Climate of Change,” does an excellent job - in 12 short minutes - of summarizing the likely impacts of climate change on California’s water resources. It doesn’t shy away from the daunting list of the ways in which the Golden State’s precious resources could be affected, including reduced snowpack, more wildfires, more droughts AND more intense storm events, increased erosion, decreased water supply, increased flood risk, sea level rise, and salt water intrusion into coastal aquifers. (Here’s NRDC’s analysis of the water-related impacts of a warming world.) California has done more than most states to acknowledge and begin planning to adapt to this less water-friendly future. This archive of DWR’s publications on the subject shows the results of...

Full article: http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/bnelson/floods_and_drou...

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