The Storm Peak Lab station will be the latest added to a growing network of dust-on-snow monitoring towers across Colorado and Utah. Such stations offer key insights to researchers studying how dust impacts the timing and intensity of snowpack melt.
Gathering data at all elevations throughout the Roaring Fork Valley provides scientists with a localized, clearer picture of how climate change is impacting the hydrologic cycle at the Colorado basin’s headwaters.
Occurrence tied to warming trend, may be influenced by ranching history.
A collaborative effort among federal, state and local officials is critical to reducing the chemical toxic to endangered fish.
Comparing consumption with non-drought year shows less-dramatic reduction.
Plug will keep standing water in fen, supporting wildlife habitat, groundwater and carbon sequestration