The Projected Effects of Climate Change Induced Changes in Vegetation on Future Hydrologic Energy Generation in California

Summary

SCH Number
2011058191
Lead Agency
Energy Commission (California Energy Commission)
Document Title
The Projected Effects of Climate Change Induced Changes in Vegetation on Future Hydrologic Energy Generation in California
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
5/19/2011

Document Description
The Contractor will examine on-going vegetation changes in areas of high fire activity and subsequent changes to hydrologic cycles (e.g., timing and amounts of stream flow, nutrients in run-off) caused by fire in specific watersheds of southern California, where invasive species have come to dominate over portions of the watersheds. Site selection will build on existing research (e.g., recently burned watersheds in Santa Barbara County or disturbed and burned plots in the Santa Clara River watershed in Ventura County). The chosen watersheds share similar characteristics to those that have hydroelectric facilities in this region. Relatively fine-scale study areas will be compared, stratified according to those that are dominated by native species and those that have largely been "type converted" into non-native invasive species.

Contact Information
Sarah Pittiglio
California Energy Commission
1516 Ninth Street, MS-48
Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone : (916) 327-2201

Location

Counties
Santa Barbara

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Other
Type, Section or Code
15061
Reasons for Exemption
The project involves vegetation and stream water sampling activities that do not have the potential to cause a significant environmental impact.

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