Restoring Connecticut River Flow in a Changing Climate
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 | 8:00 am
134 Morrill Science Center or via remote connection
Kim Lutz, The Nature Conservancy
In order to better understand the Connecticut river flow regime and identify ways to better manage human uses, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and their partners developed a basin-wide hydrologic model and decision support tool. Kim Lutz will cover assessment and management recommendations for the Connecticut River watershed, the largest watershed in New England, covering 7.2 million acres. Part of an ongoing NE CASC project, Evaluating the impacts of climate change in the Connecticut River Basin led by NE CASC's University Director, Richard Palmer, the project evaluates the feasibility of operational changes at large dams throughout the Connecticut watershed to benefit ecological health and function while maintaining the important services.