Panel on Climate Change reports as sources. There is a large number of more geographically detailed studies of the impact of climate change on hydrology and water resources (e.g., in the Western United States) that might be worth examining for this section if indeed it should be including discussion of the effects of climate change. In California, the studies suggest that with climate change, there will be more water when it is not needed, in the early spring, and less when it is needed, during the summer irrigation season. Vicuña and Dracup (2007) review over 60 of these articles.

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