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Project: Climate Change--System Reoperation (Fld Prot Wtr)

Description: Research, planning, and outreach on climate change impacts and adaptation as relate to Flood protection, and System Re-Operation. Provide technical support and policy direction on climate change adaptation. Includes staff costs, contracts and travel

Reference Number: 3860-P84-508

Implemented By: Department of Water Resources

Objective: Climate Change System Reoperation Project includes the Climate Change Handbook for Integrated Regional Water Management (completed:, and Paleohydrology Study for Climate Change. Climate Change Handbook for Integrated Regional Water Management Objectives: 1. Development of a reference handbook for incorporating climate change analysis (both mitigation and adaptation) into the all aspects of local water planning. This handbook uses DWR’s Integrated Regional Water Management program and the planning framework that has been developed to support it as a model of how climate change information can be incorporated into an existing planning structure; however, the handbook is designed to also apply to other types of local and regional water planning. 2. To provide local and regional water management and planning entities with an implementable framework and tools for assessing climate change vulnerability, measuring potential impacts of climate change, developing and selecting strategies for addressing climate change vulnerabilities and impacts, and implanting those strategies under uncertain future conditions. Paleohydrology Study Objective: The Department contracted with the University of Arizona for development of tree-ring reconstructions of paleostreamflows in the Sacramento, San Joaquin, and Klamath River Basins. Extending streamflow records beyond the relatively short period of the historical record provides an improved picture of climate variability and yields data for use in operations model sensitivity analyses and for vulnerability analyses. Very limited fieldwork under the contract began in fall 2010; most of the field work will occur in 2011, then in 2013 (2012 was too dry, which meant the project was extended, with end date 6/30/2014).

Type: Research/Planning (including Science)

Total Cost: $1,175,039.02

Project Status: Complete and Fully Paid

On Time?: Yes    Within Scope?: Yes    Within Budget?: Yes

Estimated Completion: 6/30/2014    Actual Completion: 6/30/2014

Associated Counties: Multiple

Located In Disadvantaged Community: Yes

Contribution SourcesContribution DateContribution Amount
Prop. 84, Climate Change Program8/1/2010$1,175,039.02

Project MetricMetric TopicQuantityUnit
Research/Planning (including Science)Climate Change Impacts  


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