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October – Volume #38, Issue #2


In this issue…

AGU Hydrology Days 2021

Connecting Irrigation Return Flow and Hydrologic Data to Riparian Greenness Using a Statistical Method
By Dr. Matthew R. Lurtz, Dr. Ryan R. Morrison, and Dr.
Timothy K. Gates
pg. 3

A Review on State of ‘One Water’ in Different Cities Across the World
By Donya Dezfooli and Dr. Mazdak Arabi
pg. 4

Urbanization of Grasslands in the Denver Area Affects Streamflow Responses to Rainfall Events
By Stacy Wilson, Dr. Aditi Bhaskar, Benjamin Choat, Dr. Stephanie Kampf, Dr. Kristina Hopkins, Dr. Timothy Green, and Dr. Andrew Earles
pg. 6

Understanding Snow Representation in the Noah-MP Model with a Single-Column Experiment
By Engela Sthapit, Dr. Rob Cifelli, Dr. Kelly Mahoney Dr. Tarendra Lakhankar, Dr. Reza Khanbilvardi, and Dr. Mimi Hughes
pg. 9

Assessing Baseflow in Snow-Dominated Watersheds
By Helen Flynn, Marin MacDonald, and Dr. Steven Fassnacht
pg. 12

Seasonal Fluctuations of Coarse Particulate Organic Matter Transport in a Snowmelt-Dominated Stream
By Anna Marshall and Dr. Ellen Wohl
pg. 14

Does it Get Cooler Going Down the Hill? Measuring Hillslope-Scale Temperature Gradients
By Davis Rice and Dr. Steven Fassnacht
pg. 16

Exploring the Connection Between Heavy Rainfall and Embedded Rotation in Tropical Storm Imelda
By Allie Mazurek, Dr. Russ Schumacher, and Dr. Erik Nielsen
pg. 19

The Timing of Peak Streamflow in a Small River Versus Snowpack Melt-Out
By Maryam Sahaar and Dr. Steven Fassnacht
pg. 21

Analysis of Uncertainty in Hydrometeorological Ensemble Forecasts
By Carolien Mossel
pg. 24

Mystery Peaks: Estimating Double Peak Streamflow Behavior in the Uncompahgre River Basin
By Lenka G.Doskocil, Dr. Steven Fassnacht, and Jeffrey E. Derry
pg. 28

Changing Climate, Changing Institutions: Implications of Drought and Litigation for Colorado Agriculture
By Joey Blumberg, Dr. Chris Goemans, and Dr. Dale Manning
pg. 30

The “Pi Day” Storm of March 2021 and the Start of Drought Relief in Eastern Colorado
By Dr. Russ Schumacher
pg. 33

Upper Yampa Water Conservancy District Announces 2021-2022 John Fetcher Scholarship Recipients
pg. 26

Engaging Community Leaders in Critical Water Decisions
pg. 27

Staff Highlight: Andrea Hanson Rhoades
pg. 37

Water Research Awards
pg. 38

Water Calendar
pg. 40

Recent USGS Publications
pg. 41

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