The Search for Legal Remedies
Edited by Randall S. Abate and Elizabeth Ann Kronk
Chapter 11: Climate change and tribal water rights: removing barriers to adaptation strategies
The effects of climate change on water resources in the United States are well understood in general outline. Specific effects will vary by region of the country, but the identified impacts include lower precipitation and increased drought in the south; increased precipitation in the north, but in the form of less frequent, heavier rains; less snowpack and earlier snowmelt, leading to higher water levels and potential flooding earlier in the spring, and less water available in summer when water is most needed for irrigation and instream flows; increased evaporation; increased water temperatures; increased water pollution; and increased demand for water. Taken together, these effects of climate change will likely have ‘profound impacts on water resource availability’.
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