Public Meeting: How have springs responded to fall 2017 climate phenomena?
Thursday, February 1st
Montoya Community Center
Springs provide critical water resources for the ecosystems they support and the humans and wildlife that rely upon them. Climate change is putting pressure on these important natural features, especially in the arid Southwest.
How are these scenarios playing out in the Flagstaff region? Join us on Thursday, February 1st as we explore this question with a presentation by Dr. Abe Springer.
Dr. Springer, Professor of Hydrogeology and Ecohydrology in the School of Earth Sciences and Environmental Sustainability at Northern Arizona University, will discuss monitoring of regional springs to better understand recent climate phenomena. The monitoring includes traditional measurement of discharge at springs, and new innovative dye tracer studies. These springs, including Clover Spring (pictured above), are important water sources for humans and ecosystems alike.
We hope you can make it to this interesting talk! Read about some of Dr. Springer’s research with graduate student Casey Jones in this December 14th, 2017 article in the AZ Daily Sun entitled “Researchers find Grand Canyon’s underground water takes surprising paths.”
We look forward to seeing you this February!