Snowmelt to Streamflow – How Vulnerable Are Our Mountain Rivers to Climate and Forest Change?
Wednesday, Mar. 4 – Third Street Center, Carbondale
Thursday, Mar. 5 – Hallam Lake, Aspen
Free and open to the public
Watersheds within the Upper Colorado River Basin, like most snow-dominated headwaters, are considered especially vulnerable to climate change as evidence suggests warming trends are amplified with increased elevation. Dr. Rosemary Carrol will explore how climate-induced changes in snowpack and vegetation alters how high mountain watersheds store and release water, and implications for water management.
About the Speaker
Dr. Rosemary Carrol is an Associate Research Professor for the Desert Research Institute, where she studies groundwater-surface water interactions. Dr. Carrol’s work has been focused on mercury transport and bioaccumulation in a river-reservoir systems. Learn more >>click here
What is Naturalist Nights?
Each winter, together with the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies and Roaring Fork Audubon, Wilderness Workshop invites regional experts to explore and share topics of the natural world through slideshows and discussion.
From January to March, this popular series takes place in Carbondale at the Third Street Center every Wednesday evening at 6PM, and every Thursday at 6PM in Aspen at Hallam Lake providing an educational activity for visitors and locals alike. Tea, donated by Two Leaves Tea Company, and cookies donated by Paradise Bakery, Village Smithy, or Bonfire Coffee are offered.