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Latest Issue


June – Volume #38, Issue #1


In this issue…

Climate Change & Adaption

How is Climate Change Impacting Colorado River Flow
By Brad Udall and Dr. Jonathan Overpeck
pg. 3

Evaluating Conserved Consumptive Use on High-Elevation Pastures in the Upper Colorado Basin
By Dr. Perry Cabot, Aaron Derwingson, and Matt Bromley
pg. 8

The Agriculture Impact Task Force
By Nora Flynn
pg. 11

Embracing Climate Change in the Colorado Water Plan and in Local Communities
By Russell Sands
pg. 12

Colorado River Basin Climate and Hydrology: State of Science, A Synthesis Report to Support Water Planning and Management
By Elizabeth Payton and Jeff Lukas
pg.15

New Research Explores Hard Truths for the Future of Colorado River Management
By Eric Kuhn and Lael Gilbert
pg. 19

Climate Change Mainstreaming at Denver Water
By Taylor Winchell and Laurna Kaatz
pg. 23

The Colorado Water Plan: Past, Present, and Future
By Rebecca Mitchell
pg. 26

Dirty Snow: Turning Qualitative Assessments into Quantitative Factors for the Effect of Dust on Snow
By Caroline (Rosie) Duncan, Dr. Steven R. Fassnacht,
and Jeffrey E. Derry
pg. 29

The Water Problem: Historical Observations on Climate Change
By Taylor Schulze
pg. 32

How Has Precipitation Changed Over Time Across
Colorado?
By Dr. Becky Bolinger
pg. 35

Climate Change and Forest Regeneration:
What to Expect and Where to Go
By Dr. Ethan Bucholz and Dr. Amanda West Fordham
pg. 40

The CSU Climate Adaptation Partnership:
Connecting Research and Policy to Address the Challenges of Living with Climate Change
By Dr. Courtney Schultz, Dr. Leisl Carr Childers, Dr. Niki
vonHedemann, and Tamera Breidenbach
pg. 43

In Memory of John Porter
By Dr. Melissa Mokry
pg. 46

Faculty Profile: Dr. Jeremy Rugenstein
pg. 47

Congratulations to the 2021-2022 CSU Competitive Grant Program Awardees
pg. 48

Water Research Awards
pg. 50

Water Calendar
pg. 52

Recent USGS Publications
pg. 53

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