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This study develops a model of municipal demand for residential landscaping designed to estimate sensitivity of water use to changes in weather conditions. We apply the model to a panel of monthly water utility billing data for single family residential users in northern Nevada, for nine years from 2003 to 2011. Furthermore we estimate the change in demand for residential water use that results under various climate change scenarios. We find that residential single family water demand for our study area may increase by between 42 and 176 million gallons per year by the end of this century.

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