February 28, 2007
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FROM VOLUME 5, NUMBER 8, AUGUST 1992
Climate Change and Water Supply, Management and Use: A Literature
Review (ORNL/CDIAC-52), L.H. Chang, J.D. Draves, C.T. Hunsaker, 81 pp., May
1992. Prepared by Environ. Sci. Div., Oak Ridge Nat. Lab. Available from Off.
Sci. Tech. Info., POB 62, Oak Ridge TN 37831, or NTIS. Contains over 200 mostly
annotated references of all types obtained through a computer-assisted search.
Analysis of Past Relationships of Temperature to Hydrologic Parameters,
R.L. Eddy, 38 pp., Sep. 1991. Contact Bureau of Reclamation, POB 25007, D-7923A,
Denver CO 80225.
Prepared as part of the Bureau's Global Climate Change Response Program.
Examined the relationship between surface temperature and precipitation, finding
a weak inverse relationship explaining at best 40% of observed precipitation
variability. Concludes that surface temperature is not the controlling factor
for precipitation in the southern plains of the U.S.
Evaluation of Central Valley Project Water Supply and Delivery
Systems, J. Sandberg, P. Manza, 48 pp., Sep. 1991. Available from Bureau of
Reclamation (address above).
Used a simple mass balance reservoir operation model for the California
Central Valley Project (CVP) and the State Water Project, to assess possible
global climate change impacts to the CVP. Based on current operations criteria,
the CVP is very sensitive to climate change scenarios, such as changes in
reservoir inflow from spring to winter that lead to a loss of potential water
storage and dry period vulnerability.
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