’Weather Whiplash’ Triggered by Changing Climate Will Degrade Midwest’s Drinking Water

KU Professor Terry Loecke and former graduate student Kaycee Reynolds measure water in a stream. Photo courtesy of KU

03 Apr 2017
News Source: University of Kansas Website

Image: KU Professor Terry Loecke and former graduate student Kaycee Reynolds measure water in a stream. Photo courtesy of KU [Click image to enlarge]

One consequence of global climate change is the likelihood of more extreme seesawing between drought and flood, a phenomenon dubbed “weather whiplash.”

Now, researchers at the University of Kansas have published findings in the journal Biogeochemistry showing weather whiplash in the American Midwest’s agricultural regions will drive the deterioration of water quality, forcing municipalities to seek costly remedies to provide safe drinking water to residents.


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