Rockies snow decline bad sign for water supply

Reuters: Snowpack declines in the Rocky Mountains over the last 30 years are more significant than during any other period in past centuries and foreshadow a strain on summer water supplies for more than 70 million people across the Western United States, a U.S. government study said. Despite this year's record snowpacks in the Rockies and resulting floods, declines over the three decades have shown a an unusual pattern compared to reconstructions of snowpacks going back 1,000 years, according to the Geological......

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