Effects of Climate Change on Drought Risks in the Apalachicola, Chattahoochee, and Flint River Basin

by Gary D. Tasker, U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Engineering Hydrology


Possible effects of climate change on the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint (ACF) River basin is simulated with a computer model. Model inputs are monthly temperature and precipitation that simulate several possible climate change scenarios. Preliminary results for climate scenarios based on output for three popular general circulation models indicate that lower flows will occur more frequently if the regional climate warms and monthly precipitation decreases during critical summer months.

Subject Headings: Climate change | Droughts | Risk management | Rivers and streams | Basins | Simulation models | Computer models | Hydrologic models

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