Loch Vale

Location

40° 17' 60" N, 105° 40' 0.0012" W
Brief Site Description: 
In the mountains of Colorado, has alpine, subalpine, and montane basins that are typical of the Rocky Mountains.
Detailed Site Description: 

Loch Vale is an alpine/subalpine watershed in Rocky Mountain National Park where the U.S. Geological Survey has been conducting research since the 1980s. Our research is focused on the effects of climate change and atmospheric pollutants on water, soil, vegetation, and aquatic life.

http://co.water.usgs.gov/lochvale/

Field Site Type: 
US affiliate
Registration: 
Unregistered
Network(s): 
WEBB
Geology: 
other sedimentary
igneous-felsic intrusive
Soil Order: 
Alfisol
Entisol
Histosol
Inceptisol
Average Winter Temperature: 
-6°C
Study Start Date: 
Thursday, January 1, 1981 - 00:00
Mean Annual Precipitation: 
110millimeters / year
Average Summer Temperature: 
14°C
Hydrology: Name: 
Icy Brook, Andrews Creek
Hydrology: Surface water stream order: 
Third Order
Hydrology: Surface water - Stream Flow Performance: 
Perennial
Hydrology: Groundwater: 
Unknown
Land Cover: 
Perennial Ice/Snow
Barren Land
Mixed Forest
Open Water
Climate: 
Unknown
Sub-Climate: 
Unknown
Group visibility: 
Public - accessible to all site users