The National Wildlife Federation

California Global Warming Report Released!

Changing Climate Impacts Fish, Waterfowl, and Their Habitats

California Klamath River
Photo courtesy of USFWS.

A projected 66 percent decrease in the snowpack of the Cascades would greatly reduce the snowmelt feeding the Klamath basin during summer. Combined with increasing water demands for irrigation, low river flows would spell disaster for fish in the Klamath River Basin.

A new report titled "On The Edge: Protecting California’s Fish and Waterfowl from Global Warming" by the National Wildlife Federation and its California affiliate, the Planning and Conservation League Foundation, shows that global warming is taking a toll on California’s rivers, wetlands, and coastline and the outdoor recreational economy they sustain.

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