Climate Change Study
The Nooksack Tribe has received a grant to conduct a multi-year study on the impacts of Climate Change on the snowpack/glaciers of the Mt. Baker area and the impacts on streams and tributaries to the Nooksack River basin.
Oliver Grah is the lead on the project for the Nooksack Tribe and provided an overview of the study/work for the PUD at the Board of Commissioners Meeting on September 23, 2014.
The changes in the snowpack and glaciers on Mt. Baker, timing of runoff from the mountains and the quality of water of the runoff will have an impact on the PUD’s diversion and use of water from the Nooksack River. Click to view Part 1 and Part 2 of the presentation (in PDF file formats). Photo: Field Assistant measures stream flow and depth near Mt. Baker – Courtesy of Nooksack Tribe/Climate Study