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Need for Infrastructure

Mar 12, 2018

Shrinking snowpack calls for new water infrastructure, says Dan Keppen:  He writes, “Philip Mote, the director of the Oregon Climate Change Research Institute, was the lead author of a recent and important study that shows Western snowpack has ped by 30 percent since 1915.  I was surprised to see Dr. Mote state in national newspapers that “the solution isn’t in infrastructure.” Dr. Mote’s otherwise thorough study devotes just one scant paragraph to his assertion that “new reservoirs could not be built fast enough” to offset the loss of snow storage. Instead, report concludes that solutions “will have to lie primarily in the linked arenas of water policy (including reservoir operating policies) and demand management.” … ”  Read more from the Herald & News here:  Shrinking snowpack calls for new water infrastructure