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Changes in Streamflow Timing in New England During the 20th Century ... from the National Streamflow Information Program

The amount, timing, and form of precipitation (rain, sleet, or snow) directly affect the amount and timing of runoff into rivers and streams, particularly in northern and mountainous areas. If air temperatures were to warm in the future, the warming could decrease the fraction of precipitation occurring as snow or speed the start of spring snowmelt causing streamflow to occur earlier in the year with potential consequences for some aquatic life and human activities. Using long-term streamflow records from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) National Streamflow Information Program, it is possible to evaluate changes in the timing of streamflow of New England streams.

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Date Of Record Release 2009-04-17 15:43:52
Description The amount, timing, and form of precipitation (rain, sleet, or snow) directly affect the amount and timing of runoff into rivers and streams, particularly in northern and mountainous areas. If air temperatures were to warm in the future, the warming could decrease the fraction of precipitation occurring as snow or speed the start of spring snowmelt causing streamflow to occur earlier in the year with potential consequences for some aquatic life and human activities. Using long-term streamflow records from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) National Streamflow Information Program, it is possible to evaluate changes in the timing of streamflow of New England streams.
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Source United States Geological Survey
Keyword Precipitation, Global warming, Climate change, Rivers, Streams, snowmelt, Streamflow, Aquatic life, Fact sheet
Selector Bates
Date Of Record Creation 2009-04-17 15:13:52
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Date Last Modified 2009-04-17 16:10:38
Language English
Date Record Checked: 2009-04-17 00:00:00 (W3C-DTF)

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