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Sunday, March 11, 2018

A new study of long-term snow monitoring sites in the western United States found declines in snowpack at more than 90 percent of those sites - and one-third of the declines were deemed significant. Scientists from Oregon State University and the University of California, Los Angeles found that dramatic decreases in snowpack levels in the American West over the past six decades will end up causing water shortages that cannot be fixed by building additional reservoirs. Looking at data going back to 1955, the researchers found the average snowpack in western states has declined 15 to 30 percent, and the amount of water lost from that snowpack reduction is comparable in volume to Lake Mead, the West's largest man-made reservoir. The loss of water storage will have an impact on municipal water supplies as well as industry and agriculture, according to the study published in NPJ Climate and Atmospheric Science, a Nature publication on March 2, 2018.





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There are too many --- people. When will quality of life transcend profits as a national goal?

#1 | Posted by bayviking at 2018-03-11 06:32 PM | Reply

Anything along the Columbia drainage is going go be getting a lot of water starting in about 2 weeks.

#2 | Posted by REDIAL at 2018-03-11 06:53 PM | Reply

But we are saving the fish.

#3 | Posted by Crassus at 2018-03-12 03:26 AM | Reply

"But we are saving the fish.

The Colorado doesn't even reach the Pacific Ocean anymore. How much more water you want to take out of it, nimrod?

#4 | Posted by mOntecOre at 2018-03-12 06:12 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

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