Making an economic case for local water in L.A. County
New research shows financial benefits of using sources such as groundwater
The range contains the highest point in the continental United States, Mount Whitney, and is home to both the oldest and largest trees in the world — as well as diverse wildlife, from mountain lions to mosquitos. The range also looms large in the lives of California’s 40 million residents. The food we grow and…
After a yearlong reprieve, Southern California is again under severe water scarcity conditions: Only 2 1/2 inches of rain have fallen in Los Angeles during the past 12 months. This time around, could Los Angeles shift its dependence from imported water to local water? A new report by UCLA researchers says the city could, eventually — if…
UCLA climate research shows another way rising temperatures could affect California’s water resources
UCLA researchers created a comprehensive model to find out how L.A. County can reduce its reliance on imported water.
The Sierra Nevada snowpack, which provides 60 percent of the state’s water via a vast network of dams and reservoirs, has already been diminished by human-induced climate change and if emissions levels aren’t reduced, the snowpack could largely disappear during droughts, according to findings in the study published today in the journal Geophysical Research Letters.