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California DWR offers grants for river stewardship projects

Aims: less flooding, better water quality, reliable water supply
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Corps earthquake response exercise assesses dam safety in NW

Damage assessment, triage & communications get strong marks
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Protecting solar energy assets from hazardous weather

created by Johan Jacques, Meteorological Consultant |
hailstorm warning system combines weather sensors & nowcasts
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Ongoing land subsidence even if aquifer levels stop declining

deferred subsidence tracked using satellite measurements
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Measuring drought impact via tree-ring & streamflow records

context to ongoing Upper Colorado River Basin megadrought
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NOAA forecasts average ‘dead zone’ in Gulf this summer

Low oxygen levels, fish kills expected in hypoxic Gulf waters
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Nationwide ATLAS 14 update by NOAA gets temporary funding

Better rainfall data for all states over the next 5 years
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High-Tech Tools have improved predictions of hurricane paths

Hurricane intensity remains difficult to forecast
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Water supply reliability depends on understanding snowmelt

Snowmelt factors to inform streamflow predictions, water management
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City dwellers warming to green roofs’ costs, benefits

Portland reports benefits of smarter stormwater management
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$33 million available for U.S. dam safety

FEMA boosts climate resilience, emergency management
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IDWR: widespread drought, water shortages in southern Idaho

Little snowpack leads to below-average streamflows
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Water scarcity worries Arizona as reservoirs hit record lows

Colorado River water levels threaten water supply, power gen
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Texas wildfire risks 2nd only to California's

Population growth, climate change intensify fire conditions
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Study finds open data gaps in stream monitoring

gauging datasets mostly perennial rivers, urban drainage basins
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Drought effects on hydro generation differ across the West

Western region not a monolith of renewable energy generation
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Latest version of 3D CAD visualization tool adds functions

created by Jim Eardly | |   Product Announcement
More colors, textures, light & shadow enhance 3D renderings
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Sea levels rise to raise groundwater levels and problems

study of impacts to underground infrastructure get NOAA grant
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Turlock Irrigation District to begin spring pulse flows

Migratory salmon benefit from cool Tuolumne River water temp
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New cooperative to support water management in North America

CIROH to develop next-generation water prediction capabilities
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