The Proposed Effects of Climate Change Induced Changes in Vegeation on Future Hydrologic Energy Generation in California

Summary

SCH Number
2013128351
Public Agency
California Energy Commission
Document Title
The Proposed Effects of Climate Change Induced Changes in Vegeation on Future Hydrologic Energy Generation in California
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
12/23/2013

Document Description
The researchrs are exemining 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. The researchers selected sites in recently burned watersheds in Los Angeles and Ventura County. In northern California, a parallel set of accessible sites with non-native infestations are being examined. Local scale water infiltration, vegetation evapotranspiration, and soil surface conditions are being measured to parameterize watershed scale models that predict changes in water yield and nitrate run-off relative to vegetation condition.

Contact Information
David Stoms
California Energy Commission
Lead/Public Agency
1516 Ninth Street, MS-48
Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone : (916) 327-2381

Location

Counties
Santa Barbara

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Other
Type, Section or Code
15061(b)(3)
Reasons for Exemption
The activity is covered by the general rule the CEQA applies only to projects which have the potential for causing a significant effect on the environment.

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