Climate Data

Native Waters team member Dr. Michael Dettinger has prepared climate change projections for temperature and precipitation for nine Indian reservations in the Great Basin and Southwestern US: the Colorado River, Duck Valley, Gila River, Hopi, Navajo Nation, Pyramid Lake Paiute, Uintah and Ouray, Walker Lake, and Zuni reservations.

The projections, which are constructed using 15 climate models and two emissions scenarios, extend through the year 2100 and show increases in temperature at all nine reservations, changes in precipitation that vary by location (wetter in northern locations/drier in southern locations), and increases in precipitation extremes (floods and droughts). To view the temperature and precipitation projections, follow the links below.

Download the tar file of ascii raw data.