Impacts of El Niño in Western Washington

by Thomas D. Murphy, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Seattle, United States,
V. Bruce Sandoval, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Seattle, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Water Management in the '90s: A Time for Innovation

Abstract: The climatic phenomenon called El Nino is described, and its impact on hydrologic conditions in western Washington is shown for two recent events. Impacts on water management during the 1991-92 event are discussed using management of the Green River in western Washington as an example.

Subject Headings: Climate change | Streamflow | Hydrology | Water resources | Resource management | Rivers and streams | Washington | North America | United States

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