Predicted Impacts of Climate Change on Groundwater Resources of Washington State
Predicted Impacts of Climate Change on Groundwater Resources of Washington State (Number of pages: 127) (Publication Size: 1461KB)
|Description||This report summarizes findings from an evaluation of how global climate change may impact groundwater resources in Washington State in the coming decades. Recommendations are presented to help our state prepare for, and adapt to, the climate-related changes that are predicted for groundwater.
The primary concern identified during this evaluation is the potential for a climate-driven increase in groundwater pumping in Washington State. If there is a substantial increase in the net volume of groundwater withdrawal to address water supply shortages associated with climate change, there are likely to be strong and undesirable effects on groundwater storage and baseflow discharge.
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|Keywords||groundwater, climate change|
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