Workshop:

Tree-ring reconstructions of streamflow and applications in Wasatch water management

Wednesday, October 2, 2013 - Salt Lake City, UT


The Western Water Assessment (WWA) and the Wasatch Dendroclimatology Research (WADR) Group—a joint effort of USU, BYU, and US Forest Service scientists—conducted a workshop to support the application of multi-century tree-ring reconstructions of streamflow in water management in northern Utah. Over 30 water managers, researchers, and others participated in the workshop.

The workshop covered:

The workshop concluded with a discussion of how the new reconstructions might be applied to water management in northern Utah, and what additional information is needed.

Workshop Agenda and Presentations

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Tree-ring reconstructions of streamflow: West-wide perspectives on their interpretation and use
Jeff Lukas (WWA)
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Hydroclimatic Reconstructions from Tree Rings for the Wasatch Front
Matt Bekker (BYU and WADR), Justin DeRose (USDA Forest Service and WADR), Tammy Rittenour (USU and WADR)
SLIDES (pdf)
WEBCAST

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A new spatially-dense tree-ring network for Utah: What can it tell us?
Simon Wang (USU and WADR) and Justin DeRose
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The changing winter precipitation regime in Utah
Rob Gillies (USU and WADR)
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Denver Water’s Use of Tree-Ring-based Stream Flow Reconstructions
Steve Schmitzer (Denver Water)
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Modeling with Tree-ring Reconstructions (Upper Yampa Water Conservancy District)
Ben Harding (AMEC)
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Revising Reservoir Planning Based On Vulnerability To Sustained Drought In The Past And Future
Charlie Ester (Salt River Project)
SLIDES (pdf)
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Tree Ring Reconstruction Applications in Water Management Planning
Laura Briefer (Salt Lake City Dept. Public Utilities)
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Group discussion: Potential applications of the new Wasatch reconstructions, and needs for additional data
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