Tracking the Source of Mountain Streamflow – Dr Stephanie Kampf

earth and environment

Warmer temperatures can cause mountain snowpacks to decline, especially at lower elevations and in dry climates. Since snow is the number one source of fresh water in many mountainous regions, it is important to understand how its loss will impact water supply for people, plants, and wildlife. Using innovative approaches, Dr Stephanie Kampf and her team at Colorado State University are identifying areas most vulnerable to losing persistent winter snow and how this affects soil moisture and streamflow.