Raindrops to Streamflow:
The Pathways of Water Through a Central Coast California Landscape
About the Upcoming Presentation
When a raindrop falls from the sky, it can take many different routes through soil, rock, and groundwater before re-emerging at the surface in a river or stream. Understanding how water moves through our landscapes is vital to predicting floods and droughts and managing water quality in rivers and oceans. Over the past three years, Lauren and other scientists have studied the hill slopes and streams of watersheds located in the Diablo Mountains above San Jose and gained insight into the unique water pathways through the hillslopes around us.
Join Lauren to learn how rock and soil types influence streamflow, resilience to drought, and the impacts of wildfire.
What is Science Sunday?
Science Sunday is for everyone interested in the world around them. Join us on the third Sunday of every month (except December) for a public lecture from a marine scientist who presents current research and topics in an entertaining and easy-to-understand format, with up-to-date photos, video, and discussion.
- Time: 1:30 PM; lectures are one hour long and include time for a few questions at the end.
- Location: Online; webinar preregistration is required.
- Recommended for ages 10 and older.