Preliminary Water Quality Results!
The water quality samples are done being analyzed! Team member Alice Hill has put together some preliminary graphs and thoughts on her website.
Here is an excerpt-- go to this link (https://mountainadventurescience.wordpress.com/maranon/) to read more
"Isotope results of river samples, processed by the Kiowa Lab at CU-Boulder, provide insight into the source of river flow. The plot below shows how the river flow transitions from a high elevation mountain system where snow and ice play a major role to a lower lying river with rain dominated flow. (Defining source waters is important because climate change impacts snow and ice differently than rain, so the long-term impact to river flow depends on the specific combination of source waters.) "