Development of Stage frequency Curves in the Sacramento San Joaquin Delta for Climate Change and Seal Level Rise



California Department of Water Resources (DWR)




This study for California's 4th Climate Change Assessment lays out the methods used to develop stage-frequency curves to inform flood management in the hub of the state's water supply system, the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. The author develops curves for three different conditions: current hydrology conditions, current hydrology with sea level rise, and late-century climate change hydrology with sea level rise. This study's models and methods were used in the Central Valley Flood Protection Plan Update in 2017 to guide adaptation planning and flood risk analysis.

Climate Impact Tags

Extreme storms Flooding Sea level rise

Adaptation Planning Guide Phases

Phase 2: Assess Vulnerability Phase 3: Define Adaptation Framework and Strategies

Resource Type Tags

Assessment Data and tools Project or example


Extent: California, Sacramento County, San Joaquin County


Last updated: June 18, 2024