Tour a SNOTEL site! Understanding Snowpack and its role in Western Water

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Name: Tour a SNOTEL site! Understanding Snowpack and its role in Western Water
Date: February 26, 2017
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM MST
Event Description:
Ever wonder how spring river conditions can be predicted by looking at snowpack? Or, how snowpack data is collected every hour at remote mountain sites? How is snowpack data is collected in remote mountain locations? Come see for yourself and become a snow surveyor for a day with Roaring Fork Conservancy and Natural Resources Conservation Service! Meet at the Redstone Inn for coffee, refreshments, and an introduction to snow science and its critical importance in water supply prediction in the west. Then we’ll head out into the snow on McClure Pass for some hands-on exploration as we visit a SNOTEL monitoring site, conduct a snow course survey, and dig a snow pit. Please keep the following in mind: - Personal snowshoes are required! If you do not have your own, let us know and we can help find some for you to borrow. - Participants will carpool to McClure Pass from the Redstone Inn. - Appropriate for ages 12 years and older. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. - Please dress appropriately as the event will happen snow or shine. Please call (970) 927-1290 with questions. COST: $30 per person; RFC Members: $20 (includes coffee/tea, instruction and tour)
Redstone Inn, McClure Pass
Date/Time Information:
February 26, 2017 from 9am-12pm
Contact Information:
Liza Mitchell, Roaring Fork Conservancy, 970-927-1290
COST: $30 per person; Roaring Fork Conservancy Members $20 (includes coffee/tea, instruction and tour)
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