Juliet Christian-Smith

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Juliet Christian-Smith is a climate scientist with the Climate and Energy Program with expertise in policy-relevant information on climate science and climate impacts. See Juliet's full bio.

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Learning from Oroville Dam Disaster: State Water Board Proposes Climate Change Resolution

Earlier this week, while areas downstream of Oroville Dam were still under an evacuation order, California’s State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) released a draft resolution for a comprehensive response to climate change. Read more >

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Standing Up for Science: Notes from the Field

The February issue of San Francisco Magazine on shelves today is titled “Resistance,” and features stories of politicians, lawyers, activists…even scientists who are involved in challenging some of the early actions of the Trump administration. My colleague, Jimmy O’Dea, and I are both featured with other scientists who attended the December meeting of the American Geophysical Union (AGU).  Read more >

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Droughts and Floods: How Climate Change is Affecting California’s Water Supply

The beginning of the new year brought massive amounts of precipitation to the northern half of the Golden State. So much rain, in fact, that some rivers have flooded over their banks, damaging property and endangering lives. Read more >

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Measuring California's snowpack. Photo: California Department of Water Resources

California Snow Levels Below Normal Despite Heavy Rains

Today the California Department of Water Resources conducted its snow survey, which found below normal snow levels for this time of year. Read more >

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Climate Change is Shaping California’s Water Future: Watch Our New Webinar

In the water world, October marks the beginning of a new “water year,” which means that the 2016 drought year is officially over and speculation is already beginning over whether the coming year will be wet or dry. Last week, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicted a “weak” La Niña or dry weather pattern starting in late fall or early winter. Read more >

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