Betasso

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"The Betasso site is situated in the lower Boulder Canyon, just 6 miles west of City of Boulder.

0.45 km2   Area

1810 - 2024 m   Elev

12.3 °C   Temp

563 mm   Precip

Parent Field Area:
Boulder Creek Watershed ▲

Betasso

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  • Climate

    12.3 °C Mean Annual Temp
    19 °C Mean Warmest Month
    563 mm Mean Annual Precipitation

    Mean temperatures and precipitation are based on meteorological data collected from 1950-1970 at Ponderosa (2195m) (Barry, 1973).

    Betasso is in the foothills climatic zone.  lMaximum precipitation occurs in the month of May and about 32% of the precipitation occurs as snow (Cowie, 2010).  The area is a mix of steep forested slopes with several intermittent streams, and sloping meadows, sub-summits, and rock outcrops. The south facing slopes are primarily warmer with Ponderosa Pine stands. The cooler north-facing slopes are a Ponderosa Pine-Douglas fir mix. The Boulder Filtration Plant is located just outside the Betasso Preserve.  In February of 2009, a met station was installed near the filtration plant.

     

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  • Ecosystems

    The area is a mix of steep forested slopes with several intermittent streams, and sloping meadows, sub-summits, and rock outcrops. The south facing slopes are primarily warmer with Ponderosa Pine stands. The cooler north-facing slopes are a Ponderosa Pine-Douglas fir mix.