California Project WET Gazette — Dust Bowls & Failed Levees
Fall Gazette Highlights Classroom Activities to Study the Impact of Extreme Events in a Changing Climate
It has been another summer of weather extremes super-charged by the warming of the planet, from ’heat domes’ and drought to record-breaking floods and fires hammering ecosystems and people around the world.
The Autumn Gazette highlights Project WET activities that explore the impact of extreme water-related events on people, natural resources and the systems that intersect with our built environments.
In addition to the Gazette, the California Project WET program has a few other items to highlight:
- Join the California Department of Water Resources and Project WET at the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History for a ‘Climate Change and California Water’ workshop in October.
- The Water Education Foundation All Things Drought page can keep you up to date on current developments on the drought in California and the West, including real-time reservoir levels, drought severity maps, special reports. You can also find the most current news on floods and flood management on our website.
- For educators in the Sacramento area, the Sacramento County Stormwater Quality Program is offering grants of up to $2,500 to support creative projects protecting, restoring or enhancing creeks, riparian corridors, watersheds and rivers within the Sacramento County Storm Water Utility Boundaries and/or directly affecting the residents of these areas. Grant proposals are due by Sept. 30, 2022.
Finally, keep an eye out for new Project WET workshops and special events as we move through fall into winter. In addition to the October climate change workshop in the Monterey area, a second climate workshop is being planned for November in northern San Diego County. - Brian