Thursday, March 9, 2023

March Event - Analysis of Snowpack in the Jordan River Watershed

Join Women of Water for our March Event: An Analysis of Snowpack in the Lower Jordan River Watershed presented by Robert Thompson, Professional Geologist.

Bob will present information detailing the status of the snowpack in the lower Jordan River watershed. He will use data products from partner agencies including NOAA, CBRFC, NRCS and CUWCD to assess how much water is contained in the snowpack. This information in turn can be used by water managers to prepare for spring runoff related to snowmelt. He will also present the data collected by Salt Lake County and explain how it is used to prepare for spring runoff.

Presenter Biography: Robert (Bob) Thompson is the Watershed Section Manager of Salt Lake County Flood Control Engineering. His current assignments include management of the Watershed Planning and Restoration Program, Stream Gauging Program and Stormwater Program. Bob is a licensed professional geologist in the State of Utah specializing in fluvial geomorphology. He has studied fluvial systems and hydrology in Utah for almost 25 years including field data collection for Pfankuch Level 3 Stream Channel Assessments, Physical Habitat Assessments using EMAP, RSRA and EPA Rapid Bioassessment protocols, collected snowpack hydrology data, created multiple databases and GIS data sets and models related to field collection and has been the Project Manager for numerous Riparian Restoration projects in the Jordan River watershed. He spends his free time trying to keep up with his three boys and his dynamo wife on trails, snow and in rivers.

Virtual Event - Meeting link will be sent prior to event.

Date: Tuesday, March. 21

Time: Noon-1 p.m.

RSVP: by March 20 to Women of Water to receive the virtual link for this event.

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