40° 17' 60" N, 105° 40' 0.0012" W
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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.
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Mean Annual Precipitation:
110 millimeters / year
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Icy Brook, Andrews Creek
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