Heat Waves in US Rivers on the Rise

A new study in Limnology and Oceanography Letters is the first assessment of heat waves in rivers across the country.  The data shows an increase in heat wave events from 82 in 1996 to 198 in 2021.  The research also showed that most heat waves with temperatures the highest above typical ranges occurred outside of summer months between December and April, pointing to warmer wintertime conditions.

The full paper may be found at: https://aslopubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/lol2.10284

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