Water Resources Working Group

  • Frank Belock, San Diego County Water Authority
  • Dr. Dan Cayan, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego; U.S. Geological Survey 
  • Dr. Tapash Das, CH2M Hill
  • Dr. Michael Dettinger, U.S. Geological Survey; Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego
  • Jason Foster, San Diego County Water Authority
  • Armin Munévar, CH2M Hill

Water Resources References

Barnett, T.P., D.W. Pierce, H.G. Hidalgo, C. Bonfils, B.D. Santer, T. Das, G. Bala, A.W. Wood, T. Nozawa, A.A. Mirin, D.R. Cayan, and M.D. Dettinger, 2008: Human-induced changes in the hydrology of the western United StatesScience319, 1080-1083.

Bonfils, C., B.D. Santer, D.W. Pierce, H.G. Hidalgo, G. Bala, T. Das, T.P. Barnett, D.R. Cayan, C. Doutriaux, A.W. Wood, A. Mirin, and T. Nozawa, 2008: Detection and Attribution of Temperature Changes in the Mountainous Western United StatesJournal of Climate21, 6404-6424, doi: 10.1175/2008JCLI2397.1.

Cayan, D.R., T. Das, D.W. Pierce, T.P. Barnett, M. Tyree, and A. Gershunov, 2010: Future dryness in the southwest US and the hydrology of the early 21st century droughtProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences107, 21271-21276, doi: 10.1073/pnas.0912391107.

Christensen, N., A.W. Wood, N. Voisin, D.P. Lettenmaier, and R.N. Palmer, 2004: The effects of climate change on the hydrology and water resources of the Colorado River basinClimatic Change62, 337-363.

Christensen, N.S. and D.P. Lettenmaier, 2007: A multimodel ensemble approach to assessment of climate change impacts on the hydrology and water resources of the Colorado River Basin.Hydrology and Earth System Sciences11, 1417-1434.

Cohen, R., B. Nelson, and G. Wolff, 2004: Energy Down the Drain: The Hidden Costs of California's Water Supply. 78 pp, Natural Resources Defense Council, Pacific Institute.

Dettinger, M.D., F.M. Ralph, T. Das, P.J. Neiman, and D.R. Cayan, 2011: Atmospheric rivers, floods and the water resources of CaliforniaWater3, 445-478, doi: 10.3390/w3020445.

Dettinger, M.D., W. Bennett, D. Cayan, J. Florsheim, M. Hughes, B.L. Ingram, A. Jassby, N. Knowles, F. Malamud-Roam, D. Peterson, K. Redmond, and L. Smith, 2003: Climate science issues and needs of the CALFED Bay-Delta program. 4 pp, American Meteorological Society.

Maurer, E.P., H.G. Hidalgo, T. Das, M.D. Dettinger, and D.R. Cayan, 2010: The utility of daily large-scale climate data in the assessment of climate change impacts on daily streamflow in California.Hydrology and Earth System Sciences14, 1125-1138, doi: 10.5194/hess-14-1125-2010.

Milly, P.C.D., K.A. Dunne, and A.V. Vecchia, 2005: Global pattern of trends in streamflow and water availability in a changing climateNATURE438, 347-350, doi: 10.1038/nature04312.

Pierce, D.W., T.P. Barnett, H.G. Hidalgo, T. Das, C. Bonfils, B.D. Santer, G. Bala, M.D. Dettinger, D.R. Cayan, A. Mirin, A.W. Wood, and T. Nozawa, 2008: Attribution of declining western U.S. snowpack to human effectsJournal of Climate21, 6425-6444, doi: 10.1175/2008JCLI2405.1.

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Seager, R., M. Ting, I. Held, Y. Kushnir, J. Lu, G. Vecchi, H.P. Huang, N. Harnik, A. Leetmaa, N.C. Lau, C. Li, J. Velez, and N. Naik, 2007: Model projections of an imminent transition to a more arid climate in southwestern North AmericaScience, 1-10, doi: 10.1126/science.1139601.

Tapash, D., D.W. Pierce, D.R. Cayan, J.A. Vano, and D.P. Lettenmaier, 2011: The importance of warm season warming to western U.S. streamflow changesGeophysical Research Letters38, 1-5, doi: 10.1029/2011GL049660.