1,000-Year Record Shows Unusual Snowpack Declines — Study

ClimateWire: While record-sized snowpack and attendant flooding in the Rocky Mountains have made headlines this spring, the long-term trend for snowpack levels in the Rockies tells quite a different story, according to climate scientists. Snowpack has in fact been declining in recent decades, and a new U.S. Geological Survey-led study shows the decrease since the 1980s is more significant than at any other time in the past 1,000 years. Numerous studies have documented snowpack decline over the past 50 to......

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