Introduction The Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station (RMS) is responsible for baseline monitoring of the inputs and outputs from the Glacier Lakes watershed located in the Snowy Range Mountains of southeastern Wyoming as a part of their Glacier Lakes Ecosystem Experiment Site (GLEES). The University of Wyoming and the Wyoming Water Research Center (WWRC), at the University of Wyoming, operate the Snowy Range Observatory in the Medicine Bow National Forest. The Snowy Range Observatory operates meteorological and streamgaging sites at several points within the Observatory, including the area in and around the Glacier Lakes watershed. The monitoring of hydrologic information which allows for a water budget analysis of the Glacier lakes watershed could best be accomplished with a cooperative arrangement between hydrologic expertise at the WWRC and personnel at the RMS.
The work performed under this contract for the RMS by the WWRC to help describe the water balance in the Glacier Lakes watershed has the following defined tasks:
A discussion of each of the tasks follows with associated data and any analysis that was needed to complete the task.
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