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Eugene-Springfield face Upper Willamette climate threats
Date:3/3/2009

onomy of the Upper Willamette River Basin, whether manufacturing, services, agriculture, forestry or tourism, is highly dependent on stored water for hydroelectricity, irrigation and municipal water supply. With warmer temperatures and greater chance of more extended dry periods predicted by the climate models, ample supplies of hydroelectricity and water may become increasingly less stable. In addition, road, air and rail transportation are likely to face disruptions due to increased storm events, flooding and wildfires.

Forthcoming reports will cover Oregon's Klamath and Umatilla river basins. These regional reports are the result of work of the UO's Climate Leadership Initiative and the National Center for Conservation Science & Policy in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station through its Mapped Atmosphere-Plant-Soil System (MAPSS) Team. The reports incorporate findings and recommendations of separate panels of scientists, land managers, government personnel and policy experts.


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Contact: Jim Barlow
jebarlow@uoregon.edu
541-346-3481
University of Oregon
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