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AGU El Nino Press Conference Release Materials

Forty percent of California's annual water supply comes in the form of atmospheric rivers, tendrils of moisture that travel from the Pacific Ocean and rain out when they move over the coast. New research on how El Niño affects atmospheric rivers headed for the California coast suggest that while the number of atmospheric rivers California receives (typically ten per year) will not change during an El Niño, they will be stronger, warmer, and thus wetter.


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