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Colorado’s Lake Dillon is Warming Rapidly

Colorado’s Lake Dillon is Warming Rapidly


The surface waters of Lake Dillon, a mountain reservoir that supplies water to the the Denver area, have warmed by nearly 5 degrees Fahrenheit (2.5 degrees Celsius) in the last 35 years, which is twice the average warming rate for global lakes. Yet surprisingly, Dillon does not show adverse environmental changes, such as nuisance algal blooms, often associated with warming of lakes.

CU Boulder researchers harness 35 years of data to uncover responses of a high-elevation reservoir to a warming world
Monday, January 7, 2019
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