Assessing the impacts of hydrologic disturbances on urban water supply and demand in the western United States
In the semi-arid western U.S., urban water systems are facing growing challenges to both supply and demand associated with growing populations, urban development, wildfires in headwaters basins, and climate change. Wildfire and climate change can alter the volume and timing of water delivery to downstream systems, and projected increases in temperature are expected to increase demand in urban systems. Along the Colorado Front Range, extensive redevelopment is changing the characteristics of the urban systems that drive water demand. To better understand the impacts of disturbance on regional ...
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