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Simulated Changes in Annual Runoff Pattern

Simulated Changes in Annual Runoff Pattern

General schematic of changes in the annual pattern of runoff for snowmelt-dominated streams. Compared to the historical pattern, runoff peak is projected to shift to earlier in the spring and late summer flows are expected to be lower. The above example is for the Green River, which is part of the Colorado River watershed.  Image Reference: Christensen et al.1



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