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OCCRI Webinar on Climate Change and Future Flooding in the PNW
March 5, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm PST
A new study finds increases in flood size throughout the Columbia River Basin and longer flood seasons for select watersheds by the end of the century. Join the scientists behind this study for an overview of key findings and discussion about its implications for management.
Climate change is projected to exacerbate flooding throughout the Columbia River Basin, according to a recent study by researchers at the Oregon Climate Change Research Institute and the University of Washington. Using a large ensemble of simulated flows throughout the northwestern USA, the study compares daily flood statistics in the past (1950–1999) and future (2050–1999) periods and finds that nearly all locations will experience an increase in flood magnitudes. The flood season expands significantly in many currently snow-dominant rivers, moving from only spring to both winter and spring.
In this webinar, the study’s authors will present their research and facilitate discussion on the findings including how this research may inform future management of our current flood risk management infrastructure.
Friday, March 5th, 2020 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m (Pacific)
Speakers include Laura Queen (OSU), Bart Nijssen (UW), and Phil Mote (OSU).
Please click the link to join the webinar: https://oregonstate.zoom.us/j/92125438157
Webinar ID: 921 2543 8157
- March 5, 2021
11:00 am - 12:00 pm PST
- Event Category:
- Natural resources