Transcript for Mountain Skywater, segment 07 of 12


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Many people wonder what the effects will be downwind. Will increased snowfall on the San Juans rob snow from the next range of mountains? Preliminary results from other seeding research show that the downwind areas may get increased precipitation when seeding is underway. The extensive pilot project data will help us learn more about precise, downwind effects.

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All the information gathered is thoroughly checked and then transferred to computer punch cards.

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The data are again checked for accuracy. Then at the end of each year, the data are recorded on a master tape. When the four year pilot project is over, a different group will be given the task of evaluating the results, including a comparison of costs to benefits gained. Four winters are considered necessary to give enough data for solid, statistical results.

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