Diana Zamora-Reyes is a PhD candidate in and University of Arizona's Department of Hydrology and Atmospheric Sciences that is affiliated with the Bryant Bannister Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research. Her graduate research involves understanding the current enhancement to California's precipitation and streamflow variability and placing these trends into long-term context using tree-ring reconstructions. As part of her dissertation, she developed a project to create awareness in the public prior, during and after the start of the several flooding seasons in Arizona with an emphasis on the Spanish-speaking community.
If you’ve never lived in or visited the U.S. Southwest, you might picture it as a desert that is always hot and dry. But this region experiences a monsoon in the late summer that produces thunderstorms and severe weather, much like India’s famous summer deluges. And this year, it generated a lot of rain. July […]