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Special Climate Change Meeting on March 7

Posted on February 26, 2016

The Lower Farmington River and Salmon Brook Wild & Scenic Study Committee is pleased to present a talk about regional hydrological response to climate change by Dr. David Bjerklie at 7:00 P.M. on March 7th at the Canton Community Center. The presentation will be in the Multi-Purpose Room at the Community Center.

In his talk, Hydrologic Trends and Response to Climate Change in the Connecticut, Housatonic, and Thames River Basins 1960 – 2099, Dr. Bjerklie will summarize a study that used a regional precipitation runoff model developed by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) to evaluate existing and potential future trends in hydrologic conditions – especially groundwater recharge and snowfall – in three regional river basins. He also will present a limited assessment of stream flow trends.

Dr. David Bjerklie is a hydrologist at the New England Water Science Center, part of the USGS. In his current research he employs the USGS’s watershed runoff model to generate analysis of current and future impacts of climate change in New England.

Dr. Bjerklie has over thirty five years of experience in the water resource fields of hydrology, hydrogeology, and engineering, working in the municipal sector, the private sector, and with the USGS. He has managed and participated in numerous water resource investigations, including river and stream hydraulic evaluations, erosion and drainage control studies, environmental impact studies, water supply investigations, wetland investigations, and hydrologic and hydrogeologic characterizations.