Idaho Climate and Water Resource Forecasts for the 2005 Water Year

October 26, 2004
Boise, Idaho

The Climate Impacts Group Annual Fall Forecast Meetings

Every fall, the Climate Impacts Group at the University of Washington hosts workshops highlighting the seasonal climate forecast and water resource outlook for the Pacific Northwest (PNW) for the upcoming water year.

The information presented at these meetings provides public and private resource managers the opportunity to consider how projected seasonal streamflow levels may affect operational decisions in the Pacific Northwest.

The meetings also provide the opportunity to learn about new water resource forecasting techniques and tools.


Quick links:
Agenda (pdf)
Presentations Participants CIG's "west side" climate and water forecast meeting (9.22.04, Portland) Contact CIG

The Climate Impacts Group's (CIG's) Idaho fall forecast meeting provided an opportunity to hear how forecasted climate conditions for the winter 2004-2005 may affect regional climate and streamflow conditions in the Columbia River Basin and the Snake River Basin in 2005. The meeting also provided a forum for sharing the latest research on climate impacts and climate forecasting in the Pacific Northwest (PNW).

The Idaho meeting was held on October 26, 2004 at the Idaho Department of Water Resources in Boise. A similar meeting focusing on the Columbia River Basin and western Washington and Oregon water supply management issues was held on September 22, 2004 in Portland. Information on the September Portland meeting is found here.

Meeting Sponsors:

The Idaho Climate and Water Forecasts for the 2005 Water Year meeting was sponsored by the Climate Impacts Group at the University of Washington, the Idaho Department of Water Resources, and Battelle Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

Who Attended

The fall forecast meetings are open to the public. Past meeting participants have included:

- federal, state, and local level water resource managers,
- public and private electric utility managers,
- consultants,
- public lands managers,
- agricultural specialists,
- non-profit organizations,
- tribal members and technical staff, and
- researchers.

A list of this year's meeting participants is available here (pdf).

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A PDF copy of the final agenda is available here.

Meeting Location

This year's meeting was held at the new Idaho Department of Water Resources offices.

The Idaho Water Center
322 E. Front St. (Corner of Front St. and Broadway Ave)
Boise, ID
Phone: 208-287-4800

For more information, contact:
Lara Whitely Binder, CIG