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Climate Variability and Water Resources Planning

Volume 1 Number 2 July/August 2002

“Drought” is all over the headlines these days. But what constitutes a drought? What is “average?” Are we being short-sighted by basing our policies and actions on conditions that have occurred in our lifetime? Whether we react to weather or plan for climate depends not only on how well we understand past climate, but also on how well we can predict future climate. Do agencies and industry incorporate climate variability data in their current operations? Should they? We asked several authorities who work with climate on a daily basis to address these issues.

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