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Time for personal and agency action to save birds: Drought is hammering migratory species and wetlands Chinook Observer Editorial – July 21, 2015 National Geographic, authoritative observer of the world’s wonders, on July 16 published a sad online story detailing … Continue reading

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Why should every American care about the California drought? By Sara Larsen – American Rivers – May 21, 2015 I was talking about this over FaceTime with my Mom in New Jersey. She mentioned that the drought “out there” seems … Continue reading

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Jobs per drop irrigating California crops By Josué Medellín-Azuara, Jay Lund and Richard Howitt – California WaterBlog – April 28, 2015 Some of the most popular drought stories lately have been on the amount of what water needed to produce … Continue reading

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Water giveaways during a drought invite conflict By Jay Lund and Peter Moyle – California Water Blog – March 23, 2015 When labor is scarce, people move to better jobs with higher wages. When land is scarce, landowners are offered higher … Continue reading

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Drought Journal: Hope springs eternal By Peter Moyle and Rebecca M. Quiñones – California WaterBlog – September 21 201 In a severe drought, a cold, free-flowing stream is a marvel. This past summer, we traveled around Northern California looking for such streams. Our … Continue reading

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California water rights: You can’t manage what you don’t measure By Ted Grantham and Joshua Viers – UC David Center for Watershed Sciences – California Water Blog – August 20, 2014 California water experts have long known the amount of surface water granted … Continue reading

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by Brenda Zollitsch For those working in development, planning, transportation and flood prevention most likely the image that comes to mind when you use the word “beaver” is of a large, furry, flat- tailed, tree-cutting, pond-producing foe.  While the impacts … Continue reading

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Five maps of America’s massive drought By Brad Plumer – Vox – May 15, 2014 The massive drought afflicting the western United States is getting worse. Half of the mainland United States is facing drier-than-usual conditions, with 15 percent of the … Continue reading

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“If you want to truly understand something, try to change it. –Kurt Lewin On November 1, 2013, the President signed an Executive Order “Preparing the States for the Impacts of Climate Change.”  The Executive Order directs the federal agencies to … Continue reading

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The past couple years have been a roller coaster ride for the people who live along the Mississippi. Flood was followed by drought was followed by flood.  While drought still persists in the western half of the United States, the … Continue reading

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