Scientists try to gauge mountain water supplies

by Lynn Martel, Rocky Mountain Outlook

There’s water in them thar hills, and scientists are diligently working and thinking up new ways to measure, estimate and predict just how water is stored in mountain landscape.
More than 60 scientists, along with consultants and representatives of utility and power companies, non-profit organizations and provincial and federal governments, gathered at the Radisson Hotel and Conference Centre last week to share information and ideas about how to determine how much water is stored in Canada’s cold weather regions. They were participants at a workshop hosted by the Canmore-based Western Watersheds Climate Research Collaborative titled IP3: Prediction of Water Resources in Mountain and Northern Canada.

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