McKenzie River snowpack to drop by 56 percent due to global warming

The Oregonian: A new study adds to a growing chorus of data that show that in a warmer world, Oregon could see more floods in winter and more droughts in summer. Oregon State University researchers simulated the effect of 2 degree Celsius increase on snow in the Cascade Range. Their findings -- published this month in the journal Hydrology and Earth System Sciences -- reveals that as more precipitation falls as rain instead of snow, peak snowpack in the McKenzie River watershed will drop an average of 56 percent.......

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