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USACE Releases a Report on Drought Contingency Planning in the Context of Climate Change

ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA. Climate change has and is anticipated to continue to affect the frequency, duration, and spatial extent of drought in the United States. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) recognizes the necessity of using the best available and actionable science on climate change impacts to water resources in updating project Drought Contingency Plans to account for changing climate conditions and changes in technology and drought monitoring over the last decade.

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USACE June 2015 Climate Change Adaptation Plan Update to 2014 Plan

ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA. The USACE 2015 Adaptation Plan, was submitted to CEQ and OMB as part of the USACE Sustainability Plan. This 2015 Adaptation Plan update reflects climate preparedness and resilience actions in the Climate and Natural Resources Priority Agenda and recommendations from the State, Local, and Tribal Leaders Task Force for Climate Preparedness and Resilience, released in fall 2014.

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Sea Level Change Curve Calculator User Manual Available

ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA. A user manual for the USACE Sea Level Change Curve Calculator version 2015.46 is now available. This user manual provides step-by-step instructions for using the latest version of the online tool. Version 2015.46 employs the same computations as its predecessor, version 2014.88, yielding the same projections along with some additional functionality.

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Example of One Methodology to Select From Among Climate Change Scenarios and Projections

ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has been working together with a consortium of agencies and other experts for five years now to develop methods to select from among the wide portfolio of climate data available for use in decision-making.

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Climate Science to Engineering Operations for Watershed Management

ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is a member of the Climate Change and Water Working Group (CCAWWG), an informal collaboration across a number of Federal agencies that have mission responsibilities related to water resources at risk from climate change threats.

CCAWWG convened a workshop on August 25-27, 2015 at the University of Washington to discuss using climate science and climate change information in preparing for and responding to climate change threats to water resources.

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Regional Climate Change and Hydrology Literature Synthesis Series

ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has released a new regional climate change and hydrology literature synthesis for the Pacific Northwest Region.

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Screening-Level Assessment of Projects with Respect to Sea Level Change Released

ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has released Screening-Level Assessment of Projects with Respect to Sea Level Change (pdf, 1.33 MB). The report is the first in a series of progressively more detailed screening assessments and detailed assessments of the most vulnerable projects and those with the highest consequences.

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Comparison of 2014 Adaptation Plans Released

ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has released a Comparison of 2014 Adaptation Plans report prepared in conjunction with Booz Allen Hamilton. This report compares the thirty-eight Adaptation Plans submitted to the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in 2014, per the release of the President's Climate Action Plan (PCAP) in June 2013, and Executive Order (EO) 13653, Preparing the United States for the Impacts of Climate Change, in November 2013, which brought with them new requirements for agencies to improve climate change preparedness and resilience.

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