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Building Tools to Assess Climate Change Impacts on Water Resources of the Canadian River Basin

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Jennifer Bryant


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Several times during the severe drought of 2010-2015, communities within the jurisdictional territories of the Chickasaw Nation and the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma were precariously close to running out of water. According to previous studies, temperatures are expected to continue to rise throughout the southern states, and droughts are predicted to be longer and more severe. Even small changes to a river’s water flow regime may have unanticipated consequences on the water resources, especially for communities that rely on direct river diversions to supply their needs. A suitable water availability model is a key tool needed to help communities investigate where vulnerabilities in water resources may occur and the extent of the problem. [...]

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Canadian River in North Park, Colorado; USFWS
Canadian River in North Park, Colorado; USFWS


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  • National and Regional Climate Adaptation Science Centers
  • South Central CASC



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