American River Basin Study finds that increasing temperatures and changing precipitation will impact basin through rest of 21st century

image: The Lower American River near Sacramento California. view more  Credit: Bureau of Reclamation WASHINGTON – The American River Basin in centr...

September 1, 2022
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image: The Lower American River near Sacramento California. view more  Credit: Bureau of Reclamation WASHINGTON – The American River Basin in central California expects to see increasing temperatures and a declining snowpack through the end of the 21st century. The Bureau of Reclamation released the American River Basin Study today, which also found an increased variability of fall and winter precipitation that will amplify the severity of droughts and flooding in the basin. The report is available on Reclamation's Basin Study website.