ALONG THIS STRETCH OF ALASKA HIGHWAY, where it curves between the southern edge of Lhù’ààn Män lake and the rugged peaks of the southwest Yukon, the dust storms can blow so thick that drivers have been forced to pull over. Where the two-lane road crosses A´ąy Chù river, sand drifts across the pavement as if it were snow.
Monthly Archives: June 2019
Registration for CH/CSHS Principles of Hydrology Short Course 2020 is now open!
Registration is now open for the CH / CSHS Short Course in The Principles of Hydrology, which will run from 10-21 January 2020 at the Barrier Lake Field Station, Kananaskis Valley, Alberta.
CH PhD Thesis Defence
Centre for Hydrology Ph.D. student, Chris Marsh, will defend his Ph.D. thesis, entitled Multi-scale modelling of cold regions hydrology.
Date: Monday, August 12, 2019
Time: 9 am
Place: Room 2D71 Agriculture Building.
Spring snowpack a tale of two worlds
BOW VALLEY – In the Rockies, the story of the late spring/early summer snowpack is a tale of two worlds.
In the lower elevations and the valley bottoms, the snow melted away early, while in the higher elevations it has only just begun to melt.
“There’s still lots of snow up high, but not much down low,” said snow hydrologist John Pomeroy, director of the University of Saskatchewan’s Centre for Hydrology which conducts much of its research in the Rockies.
Dry weather, low river: South Saskatchewan water levels unlikely to increase this summer
Bob Haver has never seen the river running so low, and he’s been rowing on it for 45 years.
A founder of the Saskatoon Rowing Club, Haver is attuned to the rising, falling and shifting of the South Saskatchewan’s sandbars; at present, they are serious challenges for river users. Continue reading
CH Student, Zhibang Lv, receives Wiesnet Medal at the Eastern Snow Conference
Centre for Hydrology, PhD student, Zhibang Lv, received the Wiesnet Medal at the 76th Annual Eastern Snow conference held in Fairlee, Vermont, USA. The Wiesnet Medal is awarded to a student with the best oral presentation, Zhibang’s oral presentation was titled’ Assimilation of snow interception information into a cold regions hydrological model’.
Quebeckers’ postdeluge dilemma: Stay in harm’s way, or bear the high cost of leaving
As Quebec communities clean up after this spring’s floods, anger is rising among those who don’t have the means to move on – and who wish the province was doing more to help. In a country with an ad-hoc approach to natural disasters, their struggle could soon be everyone else’s, too Continue reading
Clerical Assistant Opportunity with GWF/CH
TheCentre for Hydrology and Global Water Futures are hiring a Clerical Assistant located in Saskatoon, SK.
We invite applications from efficient, creative and outgoing individuals who are excited about becoming a member of the Global Water Futures and Centre for Hydrology team. Reporting to the Director of the Centre for Hydrology and Global Water Futures, as well as the Executive Research Assistant to the Director, the primary purpose of this post is the provision of vital administrative and clerical support to this dynamic centre and program.
For more information visit the job posting.