April 18, 2012 | Science
The West's Withering Snowpack
Utah's famed powder snow -- snow so great it typically covers local mountains well into the summer -- faces a dim prognosis. Several recent studies suggest spring snowpack in the Mountain West is dwindling, the result of a warming climate. If the predictions hold true, in the future the region will see less snow and more rain from fewer, more intense storms. A panel of guests joins Doug on Wednesday to talk about global warming's toll on the region's snowpack and the potential side effects.
- Read reporter Judy Fahys article for the Salt Lake Tribune about dwindling snowpack in Utah.
- Check out the Natural Resources Defense Council's Water-Ready map and report to learn what your state is doing to prepare for climate change.
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