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Alaska and Hawaii Climate Change and Hydrology Literature Syntheses Available

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ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has released new regional climate change and hydrology literature syntheses for Alaska Region and Hawaii Region.

The reports are part of a series of 21 regional climate syntheses prepared by USACE under the leadership of the Institute for Water Resources (IWR) Global and Climate Change team at the scale of 2-digit U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Hydrologic Unit Codes (HUC) across the continental United States, Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico.

These newly posted Civil Works Technical Reports are:

  • Alaska Region: Water Resources Region 19. This report focuses on Water Resources Region 19, the Alaska Region. The region is fully within the Alaska USACE district.
    Report: High Resolution (pdf, 11.94 MB) | Low Resolution (pdf, 5.62 MB)
  • Hawaii Region: Water Resources Region 20. This report focuses on Water Resources Region 20, the Hawaii Region. The Honolulu District covers the region.
    Report: High Resolution (pdf, 9.76 MB) | Low Resolution (pdf, 4.77 MB)

USACE is increasingly considering potential climate change impacts when undertaking long-term planning, setting priorities and making decisions that affect resources, programs, policies and operations.

Each of these regional reports summarizes observed and projected climate and hydrological patterns cited in reputable peer-reviewed literature and authoritative national and regional reports, and characterizes climate threats to USACE business lines, (e.g., flood risk management). They also provide context and linkage to other agency resources for climate resilience planning, such as downscaled climate data for subregions and watershed vulnerability assessment tools.

Kathleen D. White, PhD, PE, and Jeffrey R. Arnold, PhD, of IWR's Global and Climate Change team are leading the effort. More information about these regional climate change and hydrology literature syntheses and other vulnerability assessments and reporting can be found on the Responses to Climate Change website.

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revised September 11, 2015

 

 

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