|Where Does Our Water in Large Watersheds Come From?|| |
|Wednesday, June 06, 2012, 07:00pm|
The Northern SLV Conservation Roundtablepresents, Where Does Our Water in Large Watersheds Come From?Wed. June 6 at 7 PM at the Baca Grande POA Hall, 68575 County Rd. T west of Crestone. This educational event will repeat on Thurs. June 7 at 7 PM at the Saguache Road & Bridge meeting room, 305 3rd St., Saguache. Marty Frisbee, Ph.D. will speak about his groundwater and streamflow research in the Saguache Creek watershed. Frisbee’s dissertation research focused on investigating the role of deep groundwater on the generation and geochemical evolution of streamflow in the Saguache Creek watershed. He earned his Ph.D. in Hydrology in 2010 from New Mexico Tech. His presentation will be non-technical.
The Saguache Creek watershed was chosen as an ideal study watershed. Research results show that deep groundwater is a primary control on streamflow generation and streamflow chemistry across all drainage sizes in the Saguache Creek watershed. For the first time ever, they were able to show that contributions of groundwater to streamflow increase as drainage area increases, and these contributions from groundwater may be significantly older than previous research in smaller drainages has indicated (1000’s of years in Saguache Creek as opposed to months or years observed in other small drainages). The findings in Saguache Creek have important local, regional, and even global implications for our understanding of how large watersheds work and how they will respond to future change. Research is continuing.
Q&A during/following the presentations. Refreshments will be served.
Baca Grande POA Hall
68575 County Road T
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