Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016

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Scientists develop a better forecasting tool for floods

NOAA

Pueblo Chieftain

A new forecasting tool developed by Boulder scientists is expected to improve forecasting relating to water resources in the United States sufficiently to benefit up to 300 million people. Dubbed the WRF-Hydro, the new computer model developed by the National Center for Atmospheric Research is the key underlying technology for the National Water Model being rolled out by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

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Fish kill closes 183 miles of Yellowstone River

Billings Gazette

In an unprecedented move, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is closing 183 miles of the Yellowstone River from Gardiner to Laurel to all water-based recreation — fishing, wading, floating, tubing, boating. No similar closure based on a disease outbreak has ever occurred in Montana, even when whirling disease was causing fish die-offs across the state in the 1990s.

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Neb.'s inland ocean: Restoring saline wetlands

NET Radio

The water that comes out of the ground around Lincoln, Neb., can be almost as salty as the ocean. Historically, that created a rare environment for salt-adapted plants and animals. But much of that habitat was lost as the city has grown. A partnership is working to restore it.

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