State Water Resources Research Institute Program

Project ID: 2012CO261B
Title: Winter Precipitation Variability in the Colorado Rocky Mountains
Project Type: Research
Start Date: 3/01/2012
End Date: 2/28/2013
Congressional District: 4th
Focus Categories: Climatological Processes, Models, Water Quality
Keywords: Streamflow Forecasting, Elevation Gradient, Precipitation Anomalies
Principal Investigator: Doesken, Nolan
Federal Funds: $ 5,000
Non-Federal Matching Funds: $ 2,400
Abstract: Varying winter precipitation influenced by seasonal or multi-seasonal weather events pose profound challenges for outdoor recreation, Colorado agriculture and water management. The purpose of this research project is to examine annual winter climate variability which will influence forecasting predictions in surface water supply to Colorado.

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