Agenda and Presentations

daho Climate and Water Resource Forecasts for the 2004 Water Year September 16, 2003

PDF copies of the meeting's presentations are available for downloading. Please do not hesitate to contact the presenters directly with any questions.

Final agenda (pdf)

Participant list (pdf)

Time Presentation Title Presenter(s)
9:00-9:10 Welcome and introductions Dennis Lettenmaier, UW
Bill Ondrechen, IDWR
9:10-9:45 Winter 2002-03 climate recap and outlook for winter 2003-04 (pdf) Nate Mantua, UW
9:45-10:30 Seasonal outlooks for hydrology and water resources: Streamflow forecasts for the Columbia River, the Snake River, and other major western U.S. river systems (pdf) Alan Hamlet, UW
10:30-10:45 Break  
10:45-11:15 Overview of the 2003 water year in Idaho (pdf) Bill Ondrechen, IDWR
11:15-11:45 Accuracy of 2003 streamflow forecasts and snow levels needed in 2004 for adequate irrigation supplies (pdf) Ron Abramovich, USDA NRCS
11:45-12:15 Sources of skill and error in long-range streamflow forecasts for the Columbia River basin (pdf) Alan Hamlet, UW
12:15-1:15 Lunch  
1:15-2:00 20th century trends in temperature, precipitation, and snow water equivalent (pdf) Nate Mantua, UW
2:00-2:30 New tools and resources for streamflow forecasting applications (pdf) Alan Hamlet, UW
2:30-3:00 Climate change streamflow scenarios and system response for the Snake River Basin (pdf) Nathan VanRheenen, UW
3:00-3:15 Break  
3:15-3:45 PNWRC Snake River Basin-wide streamflow forecasting (pdf) Dennis Lettenmaier, UW
3:45-4:15 Snowmelt modeling in small basins (pdf) Karen Humes, Univ.of Idaho
Brian Harshburger, Univ. of Idaho
4:15-4:45 Eastern Snake River Plain Aquifer hydrologic and modeling status (pdf) Bryce Contor, Idaho Water Resources Research Institute (IWRRI), University of Idaho
4:45-5:00 Questions  
5:00 Meeting adjourned  


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Lara Whitely Binder, CIG