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Rapid Decline in Mountain Snowpack Bad News for Western U.S. Rivers

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avatar Rapid Decline in Mountain Snowpack Bad News for Western U.S. Rivers
June 10, 2011 05:12PM
Snowpack in the northern Rocky Mountains has shrunk at an unusually rapid pace during the past 30 years, according to a new study. The decline is "almost unprecedented" over the past 800 years, say researchers who used tree rings to reconstruct a centuries-long record of snowpack throughout the entire Rocky Mountain range.

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=rapid-decline-mountain-snowpack-bad-new-western-us-rivers
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