Santa Cruz Lecture Series Pt. 2
Past Informing the Present
Bob Webb, School of Natural Resources and the Environment and Department of Hydrology and Atmospheric Physics, University of Arizona
The past 100 years have brought remarkable change to the Santa Cruz River. From a perennial reach with a magnificent riparian gallery forest and broad mesquite bosques to a down cut, cemented channel that has been an afterthought of planning and development for decades. What happened that led to these changes? Taking a long-term look at the Santa Cruz using a number of tools and data sets, Dr. Bob Webb will put these changes into perspective and help assess where the river is today and how it got there.