2014 Annual Meeting

82nd Annual Western Snow Conference

Durango, Colorado

April 14-17, 2014


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The South Continental Committee is busy compiling a full agenda for this meeting. The Conference will kick off Monday morning, April 14th, with a short course and panel discussion entitled "Dust and Carbon Effects on Snow Processes: Detection and Adaptation" with several invited experts in the field. Tuesday and Wednesday will have a full forum of posters and oral presentations on a variety of topics related to snow and runoff, climate variability, water management, and water supply forecasting. The Technical Tour is scheduled for Thursday, April 17th, to explore current research activities in the Durango/Silverton area led by personnel of the Center for Snow and Avalanche Studies in Silverton. One of their projects is the issue of dust on snow, changes in albedo, accelerated melt, and the subsequent impact on stream flow.

The conference will be held at the beautiful and historic Strater Hotel, in Durango, Colorado. For accommodation information, please visit http://www.strater.com/, or to reserve a room call 800-247-4431 and specify the Western Snow Conference Group. Hotel rooms will meet federal per diem for Durango which is $97 per night plus taxes and fees.

We hope to see you in Durango for a lively western snow and water discussion. Check the WSC web page for conference registration and the most current information, or contact the Chairs below for more information.

Best regards for a good snow year.


Peter Palmer
General Chair
Randy Julander
Local Chair


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