What is it about?
This study explores the potential impacts of future climate and land use changes on water resources in the hot and semi-arid yet densely populated Las Vegas Wash Watershed.
Why is it important?
Our climate is changing and many places are undergoing a rapid process of urbanization. The impacts of these changes will undoubtedly affect the availability of clean water resources. This is especially important in a hot and semi-arid environment where clean water supply is already at a premium. In the American Southwest, Lake Mead is an important source of clean water, but it is drying up. Thus, it is important to have a better understanding of what the future will entail. As such, water resources managers would be able to devise some practical and efficient mitigation strategies.
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This page is a summary of: Hydrologic impacts of climate change and urbanization in the Las Vegas Wash Watershed, Nevada, Journal of Water and Climate Change, March 2016, IWA Publishing, DOI: 10.2166/wcc.2016.038.
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