Viers talks effects of ‘epic snowpack’ with Los Angeles Times

El Capitan rock formation in Yosemite Park.

The spring snowmelt after our wet winter will have different impacts on different ecosystems across the state, especially in the Sierra Nevada range.

“In the ever-changing ebb and flow of water in California, no given year is great for all species,” said Joshua Viers, director of CITRIS at UC Merced. “But in a year like this one, which is exceptional by all measures, we are looking at a resetting of the dynamics of the entire ecological canvas from the redwoods to the desert.”