25 Apr '11, 10pm

A 21st-Century Water Forecast

The broad-brush conclusion of a new federal report on the future impact of climate change on water in the West is a bit familiar. Throughout the West, there will be less snow, and what snow there is will melt faster. The dry Southwest is going to get drier, and the wet Northwest wetter, as a diagram in the report (above) shows. The 122-page report includes original research — “including state-of-the-art climate modeling,” as Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said during a conference call on Monday — but also harks back to peer-reviewed scientific literature on seven river basins: the Columbia, the Klamath, the Sacramento-San Joaquin, the Colorado, the Missouri, the Truckee and the Rio Grande. The report, jointly produced by the Bureau of Reclamation and the Army Corps of Engineers, offers not just some interesting details on individual basins but a revealing window on how the...

Full article: http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/04/25/a-21st-century-...

Tweets

Climate change to hit American West water suppl...

enn.com 26 Apr '11, 8pm

RELATED ARTICLES Interior Secretary Turns Down Request to Reduce Release of Colorado River Water May 3, 2005 12:00 AM Seve...

Future Water Stress Detailed In U.S. Report on ...

e360.yale.edu 26 Apr '11, 3pm

26 Apr 2011: Future Water Stress Detailed In U.S. Report on Western States A new U.S. government report on water in the Am...

Water Efficiency, Not Desalination, for Water S...

americanrivers.org 02 May '11, 12pm

American Rivers is working to identify how water use efficiency and effective transport from source to demand can enable u...

Energy Secretary Steven Chu on natural gas: wat...

switchboard.nrdc.org 26 Apr '11, 3pm

Yesterday, Energy Secretary Steven Chu was interviewed on The Diane Rehm Show on NPR. You can listen to it, watch it, or r...

A Shout-Out to Bureaucrats: Protecting Your #Water

switchboard.nrdc.org 27 Apr '11, 5pm

Government staff are often lampooned as incompetent or maligned as indifferent to everyday Americans. Having worked in and...

EPA, Army Corps Expand Clean Water Act Coverage

environmentalleader.com 28 Apr '11, 2pm

by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers aims to delineate which waterways, water bod...