Climate Change in the Huron River Watershed

Climate change is evident in the Huron River watershed already.  We are seeing warmer overall temperatures and more intense rainfall events. Models that predict future trends indicate these trends will continue. This means warmer water temperatures effecting the plants, fish, and other aquatic organisms that help keep our rivers healthy and clean. It also means increased precipitation and flooding in winter and spring and fall potentially drier summers with droughts becoming more common.

Here are several resources for people interested in learning more about local climate change.

HRWC worked with the Great Lakes Integrated Sciences and Assessments Center (GLISA) to develop localized and easy to understand fact sheets summarizing the best available climate data for the area and explaining potential impacts of climate change to key sectors.

Additional resources

Check out our climate change projects here.