Mapping the Future: The Water

Angelo Coast Range Reserve

Mapping the Future: The Water, UC Natural Reserve System
A hillside outfitted with groundwater sensors, sap flow meters, microclimate weather stations, and solar panels strapped to trees marks the site of the Keck HydroWatch project, where a team of UC Berkeley professors are analyzing the water cycle in unprecedented detail. Understanding how long a raindrop spends in subsurface rocks and soil before being uplifted into trees, or flowing out into streams, has tremendous implications for climate models and water management practices.