Monday, June 9, 2008

Fluctuating water level at Church's Pond

While hiking from Galena Creek Park into the Mt. Rose Wilderness up to Church's Pond, it is always interesting to guess what the water level will be this time. I have seen it about three feet higher (up to the center of the snow patch) two years ago. I was surprised to find it relatively low this year after all the snowing last winter. Church's Pond is a nice place to reflect on microclimates. How much does a microclimate depend on the macroclimate and global climate change?

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