New Models and Data to Inform the River Forecast Center Water Supply Forecasts
Colorado River Hydrology Research Symposium Webinar Series. This three-part series expands on the opportunities identified in the 2020 Colorado River Basin Climate and Hydrology: State of the Science report. The series, hosted by the Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA) and partners from the Colorado River Climate and Hydrology Work Group, highlights the latest weather and streamflow data, tools, and research that could potentially be used to improve Colorado River water resources management.
Moderated by: Sarah Baker, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation. This webinar highlights ongoing research-to-operations efforts that could be applied to the Colorado Basin River Forecast Center’s current modeling framework. Presentations address challenges and opportunities for improving seasonal water supply forecasting, such as improving and testing snowpack observations in an advanced snow model. Presentations also include examples of new hydrologic modeling approaches.