Climate Change Forecast: More Rain Yet Less Water For Roaring Fork Valley

Sep 9, 2014

Jeff Lukas is a researcher with Western Water Assessment, program of the University of Colorado Boulder and funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Credit Western Water Assessment

There are lots of reports about climate change these days-- and a recent one takes a close look at how rising temperatures could affect water in Colorado. The report finds temperatures are likely to go up by several degrees by 2050… and that likely means less water. The findings come as water experts across Colorado are already planning for a future with less water. Locally, nonprofits are tracking temperature changes in the Roaring Fork Valley. Jeff Lukas is the lead researcher on the latest water and climate change study. He’s with Western Water Assessment, a CU Boulder program funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Lukas talks with APR’s Elise Thatcher about what temperature changes could mean for rain and snow in the Roaring Fork Valley.

  You can read the report by clicking here. It was released in partnership with the Colorado Water Conservation Board.