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Groundwater, soil moisture could be affected if Arctic rainfall becomes commonplace

December 1, 2021  By Ground Water Canada

Winnipeg – Rainfall will one day be more common than snowfall in the Arctic, researchers from the University of Manitoba say. Climate change has been attributed to the first recorded occurrence of rainfall at Greenland’s highest point of ice sheet. Researchers are predicting a shift to occur between 2050 and 2080. The expected change in precipitation will affect both soil moisture and groundwater, scientists say, adding rain-on-snow events could also lead to starvation among wildlife. University of Manitoba News report | READ MORE

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