2012-10-04 / Front Page

Water scientists meet at Yosemite

Leading scientists from across the region meet this Oct. 11 and 12 to discuss water issues that affect the Sierra and the Mariposa-Yosemite region. The 2012 Yosemite Hydroclimate Meeting takes place in  Yosemite Lodge's Cliff Room.  

Presenters include Yosemite Geologist Greg Stock, Roger Bales of UC Merced's Sierra Nevada Research Institute and Kelly Redmond of the Western Regional Climate Center in Reno. 

Cathey's Valley resident and UC Merced professor Tony Westerling will speak about fire trends in the region.

Stock will speak about the latest measurements of Yosemite National Park's Lyell and Maclure Glaciers. Redmond will give an overview of weather trends across the region over the past two years. Other topics include climate change, river water temperatures and snow survey technology.

Photo: A USGS technician calibrates Merced River water flow sensors in May. Photo: Erik Skindrud / THE GAZETTE

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