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Coping with Drought in California's Russian River Watershed

NIDIS Supported Research
NIDIS-Supported Research
Main Summary

The combination of flood risk with sustained drought conditions represents a major challenge to water managers, agriculture, endangered species, and tourism in California's Russian River Watershed, and there are worries that such extremes will become more common. This project engages the lead water management agency in the region (SCWA), the Russian River NIDIS Pilot Activity group, and a team of scientific experts to provide advances in understanding drought that will meet stakeholder needs for drought preparedness and risk reduction.

Research Snapshot

Research Timeline
September 2014 - August 2016
Principal Investigator(s)
F. Martin Ralph, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Project Funding
Coping with Drought FY 2014
Focus Areas (DEWS Components)
Related Topics
Key Regions
Research Scope
DEWS Region(s)