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The Water Year 2015 Snow Drought in Washigton State: What Does It Tell Us About Future Drought Risk?
Submitted by Armida on Mon, 03/13/2017 - 13:10
|Title||The Water Year 2015 Snow Drought in Washigton State: What Does It Tell Us About Future Drought Risk?|
|Publication Type||Conference Proceedings|
|Year of Conference||2016|
|Conference Name||84th Annual Western Snow Conference|
|Conference Location||Seattle, Washington|
In many locations across the Washington State, the 2015 water year exhibited some of the lowest snow accumulations in the observational record. The low snowpack conditions, both in the Cascades and more broadly across the Northwest, set the stage for summer drought conditions that had negative impacts on water supplies, especially for agriculture, ecosystem health, and hydroelectricity production.