BHWC held a webinar on Cloud Seeding on December 16th, 2020 at 6pm.
Jim Hagenbarth, BHWC board member and rancher in the lower Big Hole Valley, presented information about weather modification via Zoom. The recording is now available on our YouTube channel and can be viewed below. The recording includes a showing of a CNN video titled, ‘CNN Business on Cloud Seeding’.
View the webinar recording, here:
Background: Cloud seeding, also known as weather modification, is a somewhat controversial method of increasing precipitation by “seeding” clouds (i.e. injecting them) with Silver iodide, causing them to release precipitation. The practice is used in some of Montana’s neighboring states, but has not yet gained traction in Montana. The Big Hole Watershed Committee is interested in learning more about cloud seeding and facilitating community understanding of the topic, which has interesting potential for future water supply management.