How does snow affect the amount of water in rivers?

New research has shown for the first time that the amount of water flowing through rivers in snow-affected regions depends significantly on how much of the precipitation falls as snowfall. This means in a warming climate, if less of the precipitation falls as snow, rivers will discharge less water than they currently do.

from Phys.org – spotlight science and technology news stories http://ift.tt/1lAXAAX
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