Sep 07, 2018
"Climate change" should absolutely mean building more water storage. If the temperatures do rise and the snow melts quicker, dams reserve the cascading water. If we have more frequent "atmospheric river" type storms, dams protect from flooding. If sea-level rise is the concern, dams keep the water from going to the ocean. If warmer temperatures mean rivers will be too warm to protect endangered species, dams store a cold pool for calculated cold water releases. If drier conditions persist, reservoirs enable aquifer recharge. Anyone who is a climate change crier, should also be proclaiming the need for dams at twice the volume.