Snowmelt runoff analysis and modeling for the upper Cache la Poudre River basin, Colorado
The Cache la Poudre River is a vital water source in Northern Colorado, and it exhibits high variability in annual water yield. This research examines sources of variability in snowmelt runoff as a means of identifying methods that could help improve streamflow prediction for the basin. The objectives of this thesis are to: (1) develop a naturalized flow record for the river and determine the effects of flow modification on the magnitude and timing of discharge; (2) analyze relationships between snow cover distributions and naturalized discharge to identify important areas for runoff production; ...
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