Climate Change Impacts in NevadaNevada Climate Data Use Guide CNAP help to develop a Nevada Climate Assessment as part of the Nevada Climate Initiative in December 2020. Although a more detailed online version has be taken down, CNAP worked with University Nevada, Reno Extension to develop a fact sheet that highlights the findings. As a follow up, with Nevada … Read More
In 2020, the Sierra Nevada Region of California experienced the largest wildfire season in recorded state history and the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic. In a survey of 202 small and medium-size businesses across the Sierra Nevada, 98 reported that they were impacted by wildfire, 190 by the pandemic, and 94 by both. The types of impacts, response and … Read More
Download the PDF Here In late 2021, the Nevada Division of Water Resources (NDWR) conducted a public survey at the onset of the process to update the 1999 State Water Plan. The purpose of the survey was to collect feedback from a diversity of Nevadans regarding their water-related concerns, priorities, and perceptions. The survey responses provide a baseline dataset that … Read More
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. … Read More
Download the Full Report HereListen to KPBS InterviewDownload the Executive SummaryRead the SD Union-Tribune OpEd Download the Fact Sheet A team of experts representing the American Planning Association (APA), Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego, and San Diego State University have released a new report, entitled Collaborative Planning for Climate Resilience, that analyzes the planning needed to address … Read More
Download the PDF Here 1. INTRODUCTION California’s Fourth Climate Change Assessment includes nine regional reports, two of which, the San Diego and Sierra Nevada Region Reports, involved members of the California Nevada Climate Applications Program (CNAP) as coordinating lead authors. The regional reports are the first to have been included in a California Statewide Assessment and were published online in … Read More
Water year 2018 (covering October 2017 through September 2018) was drier than normal almost all the California and Nevada region (Figure 1).
CNAP researchers recently released reports on the integration of climate science into planning. The first major effort was the California Fourth Climate Change Assessment and the second was the AB2800 Climate Safe Infrastructure Report.
CNAP and NIDIS co-hosted a Southern California Winter Status Update. The meeting included an update on current conditions, and climate outlook as well as a presentation on the Thomas Fire and the Montecito post-fire debris flow. During the second half, we discussed regional drought monitoring in the region. The group included a diversity of stakeholders from water agency board members, … Read More
The summer of 2017 sported two extreme heat waves that broke all time records throughout the region. These two main heat waves of summer 2017 had very different flavors and spatial expressions. We briefly discuss them in the context of climate evolution and compare them to the great heat wave of late July 2006 . The weather data and available … Read More
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