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By Adrienne Marshall
University of Idaho 

Climate change will mean more multiyear snow droughts in the West

 

August 9, 2019



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(THE CONVERSATION) As an environmental scientist, I’ve done plenty of hiking in the western U.S. – always with a map, water bottle and list of water sources. In dry areas it’s always smart to ration water until you get to a new source. Sometimes a stream has dried up for the season, or a pond is too scummy to drink from, so your supply has to stretch further than planned.

On one memorable hike, I found that a water source was dry. The next one, three miles later, was dry t...



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