How is climate change going to effect us


Since we have been doing all this research on water problems in places all around the world, I wanted to do some research on our water situation here in the North West. I found this article that talked about climate change and how we will have to change water flow at some North West dams. Washington and Oregon water managers say they are going to fill reservoirs earlier in the spring to minimize the impact of climate change on power production and salmon. They predict that even if the temperature rose by 2 degrees Celsius they would lose 25% of hydro-power production. However if they start filling the reservoirs earlier in the spring then they could reduce power loss to 18% instead of 25%. It is interesting to see what is being done here at home to prepare for “climate change”.

-Jeff Grimberg

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