The U.S. Geological Survey released a study November 2 that concludes that rising sea levels, higher temperatures, and other climate change impacts should be factored into plans being developed to manage California’s water resources and restore the West Coast’s largest estuary. The report, Projected Evolution of California’s San Francisco Bay-Delta-River System in a Century of Climate Change examined impacts to the San Francisco Bay/Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta from 2010-2099 and found that climate-driven changes to the area over the next several decades will intensify the ecological stresses already plaguing the estuary and reduce freshwater supplies.