Monitoring Snow Extent in the Clark Fork Basin, Montana

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Snow extent in March through July has proven to be an important component in controlling stream intermittency in low order streams critical for salmonid species, primarily bull trout (Salvelinus confluentus).  Accurate prediction of stream intermittency within these systems is important for successful salmonid repatriation.  Using Landsat imagery, snow extent (snowcover) in the Rocky Mountains is monitored throughout the spring and summer snowmelt season. 

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Kyle Blasch
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