Water: A Zero Sum Game

This video takes viewers high into the Rocky Mountain snowpack, where researchers dig snow pits to explore the source of Colorado's water supply. Highlights how important snowpack is to the supply of fresh water available in western and southwestern states. Snowmelt dynamics are discussed, including the impact of a warming climate on these dynamics.

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University of Colorado Boulder
Video length is 5:03 min.

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Although focused on Colorado, the video is a good resource for teachers who are teaching about the effects of global warming on US citizens. This video would serve best as a prompt to beginning a lesson or unit on the water cycle and/or local water supplies if living in a region supplied by this snow melt.

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