#SteamboatSprings: Community discussion, “The Yampa Basin: Snow Weather, Water and our Future”

Geologic time, Yampa River. Photo: Brent Gardner-Smith/Aspen Journalism

From Steamboat Today (Frances Hohl):

Steamboat Springs area residents will soon get a chance to pick the brains of scientists and conservationists on how to prevent the Yampa River from being ravaged by extreme weather conditions.

A community discussion, “The Yampa Basin: Snow, Weather, Water and Our Future,” will be offered on Wednesday night at the end of a weekend workshop, which is being hosted by Colorado Mountain College and the University of California, San Diego’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography.

The Yampa River Rendezvous on June 5 and 6 will involve about 80 graduate students, post-doctoral scholars, researchers and water resource experts, who are traveling to Steamboat to study the Yampa River’s unique role in the Colorado River system as one of its wildest tributaries.

“In San Diego, we get about 70 percent of our tap water from the Colorado River,” said Atmospheric Scientist Leah Campbell, a postdoctoral researcher with UC, San Diego and a scholar at the Center for Western Weather and Water Extremes. About 20 post-graduate students will be attending the workshop with Campbell.

What: Community discussion: “The Yampa Basin: Snow Weather, Water and our Future”

When: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 6

Where: Albright Auditorium at Colorado Mountain College Steamboat Springs, 1275 Crawford Ave.

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