The Nature Conservancy (TNC) reached out to CNAP researcher D. McEvoy to help incorporate climate change projections of SPEI (Standard Precipitation, Evaporation Index) into their analysis as a future climate threat to Nevada groundwater dependent ecosystems (GDEs). McEvoy used the LOCA evaporative demand projections that he produced for a previous CNAP project and published in an article in Earth’s Future. McEvoy provided LOCA basin scale SPEI for all 256 hydrographic areas in Nevada and co-authored a report with TNC. TNC is planning a series of meetings with the Nevada Bureau of Land Management to share the report results and discuss strategies for incorporating the information into GDE management planning.
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