Monthly Archives: November 2021

How dry will 2022 be?

by Jay Lund Last year, Northern California had very little precipitation in October and November, and we wondered if California was entering into a multi-year drought. Today, we know – last year became the 3rd driest year on record for … Continue reading

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Adjusting past hydrology for changes in climate

by Jay Lund Segal’s Law: “Someone with one watch knows what time it is. Someone with two watches is never sure.”  Time is certain, but its estimation and measurement are uncertain, yet we are not in total ignorance. Many water … Continue reading

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Which species will survive? Climate change enhances the vulnerability of California freshwater fishes to severe drought

By Peter Moyle As I write this on an October weekend, rain is falling steadily in Davis and has been for most of the day. This is the first real rain we have had in over seven months. But it … Continue reading

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Managing Water Stored for the Environment During Drought

By Sarah Null, Jeffrey Mount, Brian Gray, Michael Dettinger, Kristen Dybala, Gokce Sencan, Anna Sturrock, Barton “Buzz” Thompson, Harrison “HB” Zeff Introduction Storing water in reservoirs is important for maintaining freshwater ecosystem health and protecting native species. Stored water also … Continue reading

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