Snowmelt to Streamflow: Vulnerability of Mountain Rivers to Climate and Forest Change

"Snowmelt to Streamflow: Vulnerability of Mountain Rivers to Climate and Forest Change"
Rosemary W. Carroll, Ph.D., Desert Research Institute

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. 

Dr. Rosemary Carroll is an Associate Research Professor for the Desert Research Institute, where she studies groundwater-surface water interactions. Dr. Carrol's work has been focused on mercury transport and bioaccumulation in a river-reservoir systems.

Can't make it to Hallam Lake on Thursday? You can also catch this presentation on Wednesday at 6PM at the Third Street Center in Carbondale. 

What is Naturalist Nights?

Each winter, together with Wilderness Workshop and Roaring Fork Audubon, ACES invites regional experts to explore and share topics of the natural world through slideshows and discussion.

From January to March, this popular series takes place in Aspen at Hallam Lake every Thursday evening at 6PM, and every Wednesday at 6PM in Carbondale at the Third Street Center, providing an educational activity for visitors and locals alike. Tea, donated by Two Leaves Tea Company, and cookies donated by Paradise Bakery, Village Smithy, or Bonfire Coffee are offered. 

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