Student Research

Storm Events of the Sierra Powerhouse

Over the last one-hundred and fifteen years in Southern California, hundreds of storms came and went; some barely noticeable while others disastrous and memorable. From the data collected throughout the century, we're allowed to see just how far and long these storm events occur and how much rain is poured into the arid desert region we know as California. By collecting and organizing rain data (such as amount of rain per month in inches) from the Sierra Powerhouse in the San Antonio Canyons during the years 1900 through 2014, we were given the opportunity to collectively interpret the total amount of rain our region gets per year as well as conceptually visualizing events like flash floods, heavy precipitation, drought, and amongst other regional changes.

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