During the past 500 years, nine droughts in the American West dwarfed the Dust Bowl of the 1930s, reports a new study, while extremely wet years flooded much of the Wasatch Front, the region where 80 percent of Utah’s population now lives. See full story on news.discovery.com
If you think the 1930s drought that caused The Dust Bowl was rough, new research looking at tree rings in the Rocky Mountains has news for you: Things can get much worse in the West. BYU News explains.
Matt Bekker tree ring research
September 10, 2012
Photography by Mark A. Philbrick
Hydroclimatic variability in the Wasatch: Bridging research and management
WaDR team conducts workshop with Western Water Assessment
Click here for workshop presentations or go to: http://wwa.colorado.edu/events/workshops/WADRclimateApr2015.html
Roger Kjelgren explains how tree cores can be analyzed to understand the climatic variations of northern Utah.
The WaDR team was featured in the Salt Lake Tribune article published September 2011.