Desert Dust Events Could Trigger Early Wasatch Snowmelt

This MODIS satellite image from March 4, 2009, captured a dust event caused by strong easterly winds blowing into the Wasatch Front. (image credit: Jeff Schmaltz MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA GSFC)

This MODIS satellite image from March 4, 2009, captured a dust event caused by strong easterly winds blowing into the Wasatch Front. (image credit: Jeff Schmaltz
MODIS Land Rapid Response Team,
NASA GSFC)

Dust events occur regularly each spring along the Wasatch Front, and they could be impacting how much water is ultimately available for Utah residents. This is the first story by Explore Utah Science in a series called “Follow the Flow”, that examines ongoing research to maintain the sustainability of Utah’s precious watersheds.

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