Western United States Streamflow Forecasts
Experimental, real-time twelve month forecasts of western United States hydrologic conditions are available through the University of Washington's West-Wide Seasonal Streamflow Forecasting Project. These forecasts, which are updated monthly, are created for the Columbia, Colorado, and Upper Rio Grande River basins, the Great Basin, and California. Among the products provided are:
The forecasts are developed using a macroscale hydrologic model and are based on three sources:
The streamflow forecasts, spatial plots of hydrologic conditions (current and forecasted conditions), forecast data, and other information are available on the West-Wide Seasonal Streamflow Forecasting Project web site.
Figure 1 Available Columbia River basin streamflow forecast points
Figure 2 Available Snake River basin streamflow forecast points
This experimental effort is primarily funded by NOAA's Climate Program Office, the IRI/ARCS Regional Applications Project, and the NASA Seasonal-to-Interannual Prediction Project (NSIPP).
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