Professional Services for Climate and Watershed Investigations in Eastern Great Basin Nevada

Affiliation(s) PI Project period Funded by
DHS Thomas, James M 09/15/2011 - 09/30/2013 Southern Nevada Water Authority

Project Description

The goal of the proposed work is to provide SNWA with information regarding the long-term (50 to 100 year study projection) vulnerability of critical water resources in the study area to a range of climate scenarios. SNWA will develop multiple scenarios from climate data sources, which include the instrumental record, extreme droughts documented in reconstructed tree ring records, and projected climate conditions based on downscaled GCM projections used to support the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Fourth Assessment Report (Meehl et al., 2007). The proposed work will result in the collection of climate data, development of climate scenarios that capture a range of climate futures, and assessment of scenario impacts on water resources in the basins.