Colorado Pilot Project: Design Hydrometeorology

by Patrick A. Hurley, Res. Physical Sci.; Div. of Atmospheric Water Resources Mgmt., Bureau of Reclamation, U.S. Dept. of the Interior, Denver, CO,

Serial Information: Journal of the Hydraulics Division, 1972, Vol. 98, Issue 5, Pg. 811-826

Document Type: Journal Paper


A large, 4-yr winter cloud seeding pilot project has been started by the Bureau of Reclamation in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado. This paper describes how precipitation, snowpack, streamflow, and other hydrometeorological factors were considered in the project design. Project background and the instrument and seeding systems are described.

Subject Headings: Hydrometeorology | Winter | Weather modification | Bureau of Reclamation | Mountains | Snow | Streamflow | Hydraulic design | Colorado | United States

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