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Climate scenarios for the Truckee-Carson River system

August 23, 2017

In this study, the scenarios ultimately take the form of gridded, daily (maximum and minimum) temperatures and precipitation totals spanning the entire Truckee-Carson River System, from which meteorological inputs to various hydrologic, water-balance and watermanagement models can be extracted by other parts of the Water for the Seasons project and by other studies and stakeholders.

Climate scenarios are constructed using: 1) survey data from interviews with 66 Truckee-Carson River System water-management and water-interest organizations to identify plausible drought and high-flow events that could stress the system irreparably; 2) input from the Stakeholder Affiliate Group and other modelers on the Water for the Seasons team to gain additional key stakeholder input with regard to organizational survey results and to identify the most pressing water-management issues being faced in the system; and 3) historical climate datasets used to simulate possible future conditions.

Publication Year 2017
Title Climate scenarios for the Truckee-Carson River system
Authors Michael D. Dettinger, Kelley Sterle, Karen Simpson, Loretta Singletary, Kelsey Fitzgerald, Maureen McCarthy
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype Other Report
Index ID 70190189
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization National Research Program - Western Branch