The Pacific Northwest could be hit with dueling water troubles in the face of climate change: flooding near the coast and water shortages in more arid areas.
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Warming temperatures could change the amount of snowpack in Pacific Northwest mountains.
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Many crops are dependent on irrigation from rivers. One of Washington’s strategies is to draw more water from rivers when they’re running high and store it for irrigation and other uses during dry periods.
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