Science activity 2768

Drought Stressor Monitoring

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The state of California recently experienced a severe drought and one of the warmest and driest periods of recorded history. The drought lasted for five years, from 2012 to 2016. On January 17, 2014, Governor Jerry Brown declared the drought a state of emergency. This proclamation directed all state agencies to act to prepare for and mitigate drought-related effects on water supply and aquatic species. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) responded by developing and implementing “Drought Stressor Monitoring”. In late 2016 to early 2017, drought conditions improved considerably throughout most of the state when winter storms delivered higher than average levels of rainfall. This report describes the results from a collaborative monitoring effort carried out during the period 2014 to 2017 by scientists from California Department of Fish and Wildlife and other agencies throughout the state.

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Report Statewide Drought Response: Stressor Monitoring Summary Report 2014-2017 s report describes the results from a collaborativ 13 views
Report Drought Stressor Monitoring Overview Presentation Slides vides an overview of the drought stressor monitori 8 views
Link CDFW Drought-related Projects (website) ks users to the various CDFW-led drought projects. 7 views

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