Reconstructing a water balance for north Crestone Creek: streamflow variability and extremes in a snowmelt dominated internal drainage basin
The San Luis Valley in Colorado is a semi-arid region that relies on streamflow from the surrounding mountain ranges for agricultural productivity and to recharge the important aquifer systems of the basin. The (North) Crestone Creek watershed is characteristic of the many small watersheds that drain the Sangre de Cristo Mountains on the eastern side of the valley providing water for local water users, wildlife, and augmentation of Rio Grande flows through the Closed Basin Project reclamation efforts. This study investigates the range of hydrologic variability and extremes in this area over the ...
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