Flashcards in How Climate Change affect CA's watersheds and water resources? Deck (11):
Changes in river flow impacts water supply, water quality, fisheries and recreation activities
reduction in snow pack due to increasing temperatures in snow dominated areas will change water supply
changes in stream flow decrease clean power generation
increase in extreme weather will lead to higher winter river flows, runoff, and flooding
higher temperatures and changes in precipitation will lead to droughts
increased demand on irrigation
lower groundwater tables due to hydrologic changes and greater demand cause some shallow wells to go dry.
demand for agriculture, urban, and environmental water will increase
salt water intrusion from rising seal levels will affect the Delta and coastal aquifers
sea level rise will threaten Delta levees structural integrity by imposing higher hydro-static loads on the levee and reducing the design freeboard.