Snow Bound

by Robert L. Reid, Senior Editor; ASCE, ASCE World Headquarters, 1801 Alexander Bell Drive, Reston, VA,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 2016, Vol. 86, Issue 4, Pg. 60-67

Document Type: Feature article

Abstract: Civil engineers who conduct snow surveys help water managers and other stakeholders in western states predict the annual snowmelt runoff that is so vital to agriculture, recreation, and flood and reservoir management. They also help keep alive an engineering tradition and maintain a climate record that extends back more than a century.

Subject Headings: Water-based recreation | Hydrographic surveys | Managers | Snowmelt | Runoff | Irrigation water | Western states | United States | North America

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