Climate Change Contributed to Oroville Spillway Collapse, Study Says

A study led by UCLA IoES Center for Climate Science postdoc Xingying Huang finds that climate change has already contributed to greater wintertime runoff in the Sierra Nevada, and that flood risk climbs in the future. “Our big dams were designed to capture smaller floods than what we expect in the future,” said colleague Daniel Swain in Weather Channel. “…these structures were built for a climate that we no longer have.”