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Press Release 12-174

How Is Earth's Water System Linked With Land Use, Climate Change and Ecosystems?

Answers may be in new NSF Water Sustainability and Climate research

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Aerial photo of Colorado's South Platte River.

A WSC project will look at Colorado's South Platte River: From mountains to urban lands.

Credit: Jim Wark


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Aerial photo of the watershed of the Yakima River Basin in Washington State.

WSC scientists will study the watershed of the Yakima River Basin in Washington State.

Credit: Cailin Orr


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LIDAR image of steep areas in orange along the Minnesota River.

LIDAR image of very steep areas (orange) along the Minnesota River: Hotspots of change.

Credit: National Center for Earth-surface Dynamics/UMN


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Image of Friant Dam on the Lower San Joaquin River in California.

The Lower San Joaquin River in California is fed by water releases from Friant Dam.

Credit: Tom Harmon


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Image of melting snow and conifers in the headwaters of the Rio Grande River in Colorado.

Headwaters of the Rio Grande River in Colorado; snowmelt is the river's main water source.

Credit: Noah Molotch


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Image of WSC researchers talking about paddy irrigation with a farmer in Sri Lanka.

WSC researchers talk about paddy irrigation with a farmer in Sri Lanka.

Credit: George Hornberger


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