Snowpack in trouble across the West and around the globe, reseachers say
by Tony Davis, Arizona Daily Star, published 18 December 2018, updated 22 December 2018
“From the Colorado Rockies to the Tibetan Plateau to the Greenland Sea, snowpack that provides billions of people with drinking water is suffering long-term declines, researchers said at a national conference last week”
Two Arizona researchers found that total snowpack in the Colorado River Basin’s mountain ranges had declined a little more than 40% between 1982 and 2016. Another global study found that water supplies of more than one-sixth of the world’s population is at risk due to declining snowpack.
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