Water Desk Director Mitch Tobin talks to Noah Molotch, Director of the Center for Water Earth Science & Technology (CWEST) at the University of Colorado Boulder, about the importance of snow to our water supply and what the future may hold for the American West’s snowpack.
|Noah Molotch, Snow Scientist|
Noah is Director of the Center for Water Earth Science & Technology (CWEST) at the University of Colorado Boulder
Starts at 1:39
|Why is snow so important to the West? (1:56)|
|What does climate change mean for snowpack? (2:24)|
|How do you measure snowpack? (8:36)|
|Water Words: ‘Return flow’|
The U.S. Geological Survey defines return flow as “drainage water from irrigated farmlands that re-enters the water system to be used further downstream.”
Starts at 19:14
|What technologies are used in measuring snowpack? (21:02)|
|Forecast for snow this coming winter? (30:23)|
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