Articles | Volume 28, issue 10
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-28-2239-2024
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-28-2239-2024
Research article
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28 May 2024
Research article |  | 28 May 2024

Elevational control of isotopic composition and application in understanding hydrologic processes in the mid Merced River catchment, Sierra Nevada, California, USA

Fengjing Liu, Martha H. Conklin, and Glenn D. Shaw

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Mountain snowpack has been declining and more precipitation falls as rain than snow. Using stable isotopes, we found flows and flow duration in Yosemite Creek are most sensitive to climate warming due to strong evaporation of waterfalls, potentially lengthening the dry-up period of waterfalls in summer and negatively affecting tourism. Groundwater recharge in Yosemite Valley is primarily from the upper snow–rain transition (2000–2500 m) and very vulnerable to a reduction in the snow–rain ratio.