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March 2020

Naturalist Night: Snowmelt to Streamflow – How Vulnerable Are Our Mountain Rivers to Climate and Forest Change?

March 4 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Third Street Center Community Hall, 520 S. 3rd St
Carbondale, CO 81623 United States
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Watersheds within the Upper Colorado River Basin, like most snow-dominated headwaters, are considered especially vulnerable to climate change as evidence suggests warming trends are amplified with increased elevation. Dr. Rosemary Carrol will explore how climate-induced changes in snowpack and vegetation alters how high mountain watersheds store and release water, and implications for water management.

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Naturalist Night: The March 2019 Avalanche Cycle- One for the History Books

March 11 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Third Street Center Community Hall, 520 S. 3rd St
Carbondale, CO 81623 United States
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Colorado experienced a historic avalanche cycle in March of 2019. Explore how hydroclimatic events and snowpack conditions spurred this event. Put the avalanche cycle into historic context, and learn about research efforts that the Colorado Avalanche Information Center, US Forest Service and US Geological Survey are engaged in to better understand the impacts on forest health, people and behavior.

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