Research on snow hydrology

TitleResearch on snow hydrology
Publication TypeConference Proceedings
Year of Conference1965
AuthorsKelley, L. L.
Conference Name33rd Annual Western Snow Conference
Series TitleProceedings of the 33rd Annual Western Snow Conference
Date PublishedApril 1965
PublisherWestern Snow Conference
Conference LocationColorado Springs, Colorado
KeywordsEconomics, Research, Snow hydrology

A discussion of hydrologic factors involved in producing snowmelt runoff towards water supply or flood development is presented. Forecasting methods and forecast accuracy are questioned with a plea for additional research into the possibility of measuring all factors involved more accurately. The lack of public knowledge as to the cost of water supply and the need for more understanding should be overcome. More basic data can be collected from isolated locations by instruments coupled to modern telemetering equipment. Money for such an elaborate network of stations could be obtained by sufficient publicity and a better understanding of the needs and cost of fresh water throughout the nation. More accurate forecasts could be assured by the inclusion of accurate and more basic data.