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From Flakes to Flow: Unveiling the Dynamics of Snow, Water, and Climate in Colorado

January 30 @ 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Roaring Fork Conservancy is hosting a presentation on:

From Flakes to Flow: Unveiling the Dynamics of Snow, Water, and Climate in Colorado

Jeff Derry, executive director of the Center for Snow and Avalanche Studies, will discuss the journey a snowflake takes once it falls in the Colorado Mountains, including the timing and distribution of snow accumulation, how we measure the snowpack, and how a streamflow forecast is made. Factors that influence snow accumulation/ablation, such as dust-on-snow and climate trends will also be discussed. Jeff will give an overview of the state-of-the-science research that Center for Snow & Avalanche Studies conducts and hosts in their Senator Beck Study Basin in attempts to improve understanding of our mountains, snowpack, and implications of the changes we are observing.

Jeff Derry is the Executive Director at the Center for Snow and Avalanche Studies located in Silverton, CO. He is originally from Colorado Springs and has a B.A. in Geography from The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and a M.S. in Watershed Science from Colorado State University with an emphasis in snow hydrology.  His passion for Polar Regions led him to work in Antarctica and Greenland as a field camp manager and science technician for 10 years.  As a consultant in Fairbanks, Alaska he conducted applied research in the Arctic for 5 years.  The arc of Jeff’s life brought him to the Center for Snow and Avalanche Studies (CSAS) in 2015 where he now draws upon his range of skills and experience to contribute to the future development of CSAS.

This program is part of Roaring Fork Conservancy’s Brooksher Watershed Institute whose presentations address our most precious resource, water. We discuss the most current water-related issues at the local, state and regional level, and provide opportunities for one-on-one dialogue with these water leaders.

This is an in-person, free program offered in partnership with Basalt Regional Library. This presentation will not be live streamed or recorded.

Registration is required atwww.roaringfork.org/events.

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Date:
January 30
Time:
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
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Basalt Regional Library
14 Midland Avenue
Basalt, CO 81621 United States
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970-927-4311
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