Dams or no dams, climate change signal shows up in streamflow records
Looking for the latest snowpack numbers for the Pacific Northwest? Look no further.
A new study estimates that over 50% of the runoff in the western US comes from snowmelt, yet snowfall makes up only 37% of total precipitation.
Two studies examine Pacific Northwest snowpack under climate change.
A new research method could help scientists and even resource managers jump computational hurdles. It’s been put to the test in the Willamette Water 2100 project.
Rising temperatures and changing precipitation patterns are leading to major shifts in when and how streamflows occur. But deciphering how climate change might affect any given watershed can be both time-consuming and expensive. Now a new study focusing on the Pacific Northwest offers a quick, inexpensive alternative to traditional climate downscaling and hydrologic modeling. The…