Latest Snowmelt Stories
If you're planning to skate on a frozen lake or river this winter, ski on a snowy slope, or, when spring arrives, depend on snowmelt to refill your water supply, you may need to think twice.
A coniferous view of the link between snowmelt and water supplies in the U.S. West
PAGE, Ariz., June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Summer visitors to Lake Powell will experience water levels last seen ten years ago, according to a new report by the Bureau of Reclamation. The report predicts water levels to be 3,665 feet above sea level by mid-August, a level not seen since 2001.
Researchers see increase in snowpack under bare dead pine trees, earlier melt under dead trees with red needles.
In some cases, soot â€“ the fine, black carbon silt that is released from stoves, cars and manufacturing plants â€“ can pack more of a climatic punch than greenhouse gases.
Snowmelt in the Colorado River basin is occurring earlier, reducing runoff and the amount of crucial water available downstream.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Snow melt in the Colorado River basin is occurring earlier, reducing runoff and the amount of crucial water available downstream.
HARRISBURG, Pa., March 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Environmental Protection Secretary John Hanger said today that New York City has stepped up the amount of water it releases from its reservoirs to reduce the threat of flooding from the historic snowpack throughout the upper Delaware River basin. This action is one of several new flood-mitigation measures established under a cooperative agreement between New York City and states along the Delaware River.
The northern part of the Greenland ice sheet experienced extreme snowmelt during the summer of 2008, with large portions of the area subject to record melting days, according to Dr. Marco Tedesco, Assistant Professor of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences at The City College of New York (CCNY), and colleagues.