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Civil Engineering, Drought, California, Levee, land subsidence, Climate Change, Mississippi State University, civil engineering education, Geotechnical Engineering

MSU Faculty Research Shows California Levees’ Vulnerability

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With the ongoing extreme drought in California posing a threat to the state’s levee systems, there is an urgent need to invest in research regarding the vulnerabilities of critical infrastructure under extreme climatic events. Mississippi State University Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering Farshid Vahedifard and his coauthors warn that current drought conditions pose “a great risk to an already endangered levee system” in a letter published Aug. 21 in Science magazine.

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Drought, Labor Issues Continue to Impact Chile Harvests in New Mexico. Experts Available to Talk About Crop Expectations, Research and Future

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S’No Water in Sierra Nevadas

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Changing climate conditions have caused dramatic changes in groundwater levels. This study aimed at understanding the changes in soil wetting and drying that occur as snow melts in mountainous, snow-packed regions. The study examined subsurface water content levels in the Sierra Nevada mountains in California. In these regions, soils do not freeze during the winter and remain wet beneath the snowpack.

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Recycled Water, Salt-Tolerant Grass a Water-Saving Pair

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Plants need water. People need water. Unfortunately, there’s only so much clean water to go around — and so the effort begins to find a solution. One strategy is to use treated wastewater, containing salt leftover from the cleaning process, to water large areas of turf grass. Researchers have found ways to breed salt-tolerant turf that can withstand this irrigation.

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Working Together to Build Drought Resiliency

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As drought continues, and demand grows, researchers like Alex Mayer from Michigan Technological University are looking to new models to improve the Rio Grande region's drought resiliency.

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Summer Tropical Storms Don’t Fix Drought Conditions

Popular opinion says that tropical storms and hurricanes that make landfall mitigate droughts in the southeastern United States. But that simply isn’t true, according to a Florida State University researcher.

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Blueprint for a Thirsty World From Down Under

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The Millennium Drought in southeastern Australia forced Greater Melbourne, a city of 4.3 million people, to successfully implement innovations that hold critical lessons for water-stressed regions around the world, according to findings by UC Irvine and Australian researchers.

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Caribbean Drought – a Glimpse of the Future Under Climate Change

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Beyond California, Other Water Crises Loom, Says @MissouriSandT Expert







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