Welcome to winter in the Rocky Mountains! You have fallen into the headwaters region of the Bow River, and here you will remain until the weather starts to warm up and you and the other snow flakes begin to melt.
As you can imagine, the amount of water in the Bow River changes a lot through the course of the year, with the highest levels reached during the spring and summer melt.is a very important source of water for the Bow River and for the plants, animals and human activities that follow downstream. In fact, 80% of the water that flows in the Bow River starts out as snow1.
- McGill University. (2017, April 4). Melting snow contains a toxic cocktail of pollutants: Air pollution from cars affected by freezing temperatures and snow. ScienceDaily. Retrieved May 19, 2020 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/04/170404160052.htm