MCP Weather & Water Resources

(Updated 03/09/2022)

FAQs

Link to SOCAN Water Group Resources

Videos

Climate Emergency: Feedback Loops – #4 Atmosphere. Video (8:45)

Climate Emergency: Feedback Loops – #5 Albedo. Video (10:35)

Chasing Coral Documentary (YouTube) also available on Netflix (93 minutes)

Greenhouse Gas Emissions: The Ocean Perspective (January, 2022) SOCAN Monthly Meeting, presentation by marine biologist Bill Gorham (YouTube)

General

Rogue Valley Sewer Services Stream-Smart

Nature Conservancy – Beyond the Source: The benefits of source water protection

Water Calculators

Home Water Works Calculator

Ashland Saves Water Calculator

Water Footprint Calculator (This is the calculator we use for Session 5: Weather & Water assignment)

City of Ashland

 

Ashland Climate & Energy Programs

Ashland Water & Energy Rebates

Lawn & Field Watering Information

AgriMet Evapotranspiration Summaries 

Watering Infoline 541-774-2460

Irrigation Districts

Rogue River Valley Irrigation District

Talent Irrigation District

Medford Irrigation District

Eagle Point Irrigation District

Drought Assistance

Oregon Water Resources Department

Jackson County Watermaster

Jackson County Soil & Water Conservation District

Oregon.gov Droughtwatch

OSU Extension  

Information Related to Key Questions

Key Question 1: How does Climate Change affect Weather?

Ashland Weather Records  Ashland weather data and records from 1892–2022 based on data compiled by the NOAA.

West megadrought worsens to driest in at least 1,200 years (2/14/2022) Seth Borenstein AP Science Writer. The American West’s megadrought deepened so much last year that it is now the driest in at least 1,200 years and is a worst-case climate change scenario playing out live, a new study finds.

2021: A year full of extreme weather events (12/31/21 updated 1/3/22) Adriana Navarro, AccuWeather staff writer. The 60-minute special “2021: A Year of Extremes,” hosted by AccuWeather meteorologist Geoff Cornish, examines the many extreme weather events of 2021 and includes information from AccuWeather’s signature series, “Our Changing World,” on how climate change played a role.

Canada’s flooding after heatwave shows how climate disasters combine (11/19/2021) Vikki Thompson, University of Bristol, UPI: Voices

Drought Monitor for Western US

Palmer Drought Severity Index from IPCC report

Tracking US Extreme Precipitation events

Tracking Hurricane Harvey

Tracking US Climate Related Costs

The Polar Vortex Explained

Oregon Snowpack Conditions

Oregon Drought Map

Key Question 2: What is the distribution of water on earth and how is it affected by Climate Change?

Arctic Sea Ice Extent

Older Arctic Sea Ice Disappearing

Causes of Sea Level Rise

Climate Change: Ocean Heat Content

Ocean Acidification A discussion by SOCAN Board member Bill Gorham of the distinction between climate change and ocean acidification as consequences of greenhouse gas emissions.

Sea Level Rise Prediction

Ocean Currents and Climate

Key Question 3: What are the sources of water in the Rogue Valley and how is it managed?

Jackson County Reservoir Teacup Charts

USGS Stream Gauges

Snoflo Stream Gauges

Lost Creek Lake Water Level

Bear Creek and Little Butte Creek Basins – US Bureau of Reclamation

Ashland Water Use Dashboard

Drought in Southern Oregon: A New Normal (2/16/2022) Barbara Cervone’s Blog

Key Question 4: How can we measure and manage our household water usage?

www.medfordwater.org

medford.watersmartgardening.com

Ashland Water Wise Landscaping

Ashland Water Conservation Programs

Ashland Watering & Weather Information 

Ashland Sample Lawn Watering Schedule 

Key Question 5: What is a Water Footprint calculator?

Grace Water Footprint Calculator

Key Question 6: How does Climate Change affect aquatic and riparian species in the Rogue Valley?

Rogue River Basin Map from Rogue River Keeper