Entries by Rachel Bash

Lynker creates the Future Avoided Cost Explorer: Colorado Hazards (FACE:Hazards)

In the past two decades, Colorado has experienced wildfires, sustained droughts, and intense flood events – natural hazards that have had significant impacts on the Colorado economy. The State of Colorado recognizes that these hazards can be exacerbated as climate change intensifies the severity of events, and a growing population puts more people into harm’s […]

Lower Poudre River Flood Recovery and Resilience Master Plan

In response to the devastating flood of September 2013, the Coalition for the Poudre River Watershed (CPRW) hired Lynker to develop a flood recovery and resilience master plan for the Lower Poudre River. The project was funded by a grant from the Colorado Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) […]

NNDWR Gauge Network Optimization

The Navajo Nation Department of Water Resources (NNDWR) manages a network of rain cans, automated climate stations, stream gauges and snow monitoring gauges (both Snow Courses and SNOTEL sites).  The majority of these stations must be visited on a monthly basis by NNDWR staff to gather data and inspect the gauges for damage.  Nationwide budgetary […]

Reservoir and Irrigation District Water Supply Study

Lynker Technologies worked with a confidential client to provide water resources planning services in Western Europe. This work involved extensive collection and processing of rainfall, climate and hydrologic data from various European agencies. Once data collection was complete, Lynker developed a set of impacted future conditions under an ensemble of climate change projections. The hydrometeorological […]

Projecting Climate Change Impacts to Extreme Temperature and Precipitation for Denver Water’s Infrastructure

Lynker worked with Denver Water, the University of Colorado and NCAR/UCAR staff to review a range of standard methods for characterizing future extreme precipitation and temperature events under climate change. The methods reviewed include downscaling projects like LOCA, MACA, BCSD and the CORDEX archive as well as point downscaling statistical approaches. This work involved both […]

California Ranch Climate Change Assessment

A climate-change impact analysis was completed for a confidential client in California. The purpose of the study was to provide climate-impacted hydrology (streamflow, irrigation water demand) for a future planning horizon. Our team provided a low-cost solution by utilizing existing Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) Coupled Model Intercomparison Project (CMIP5) climate change runs processed through the […]

Lynker leads project on Snake River Plain Aquifer System

The Eastern Snake Plain region of Idaho produces approximately 21 percent of the state’s goods and services, resulting in an estimated value of $10 billion annually, and water is the critical element in the region’s productivity. The development of both groundwater and surface-water water use across the Eastern Snake Plain has led to conjunctive management […]

Mount Werner Water & Sanitation Macarthur/Yampa Meadows Alluvial Aquifer Investigation

Under contract with Mount Werner Water & Sanitation, Lynker was tasked with hydrologic and hydrogeologic data review and compilation for model inputs and framework development of a Yampa River alluvial aquifer MODFLOW model. Analysis included detailing the geographic and climatic setting and quantifying surface water groundwater interactions based on observed surface water and groundwater trends, […]

Drought Resilience Modeling – Stochastic Hydrology Modeling

United Utilities in the United Kingdom requested cutting-edge water resources modeling to more fully understand its water supply, especially as it relates to improving drought resilience. Lynker Technologies deployed a two-part stochastic simulation technique to model both the inter-annual flow sequences using a non-homogeneous Markov Chain (NHMC) model and the intra-annual variability using a k-nearest […]