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Idaho Climate and Water Resource Forecasts for the 2005 Water Year October 26, 2004

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All presentations are posted as Power Point (.ppt) files.

Time Title Presenter
8:30-9:00 Registration  
9:00-9:10 Welcome and introductions Hal Anderson, IDWR, and Richard Palmer, UW
9:10-9:45 Winter 2003-04 climate recap and outlook for winter 2004-05 Philip Mote, UW
9:45-10:15 Overview of the 2004 water year in Idaho Bill Ondrechen, IDWR
10:15-10:30 Break
10:30-11:30 Seasonal outlooks for hydrology and water resources: Streamflow forecasts for major western U.S. river systems (with emphasis on the Columbia and Snake River basins) and reservoir forecasts for the Snake Alan Hamlet, UW
11:30-12:00 Season volume forecasts using ensemble streamflow predictions for 2005 water year
Stephen King, National Weather Service Northwest River Forecast Center
12:00-1:00 Lunch
1:00-1:30 Accuracy of 2004 streamflow forecasts and snow levels needed in 2005 for adequate irrigation supplies Ron Abramovich, USDA NRCS
1:30-2:00 Effects of climate variability and global warming on crop water demand in the Snake River Basin and potential forecasting applications Alan Hamlet, UW
2:00-2:30 Updated climate change streamflow scenarios and predicted system response for the Snake River System Nathan VanRheenen and Richard Palmer, UW
2:30-2:45 Break
2:45-3:15 Hydrologic trends in the West Phil Mote, UW
3:15-3:45 Using optimization to identify new (and validate old) management opportunities in the Snake River System Nathan VanRheenen and Richard Palmer, UW
3:45-4:15 Restructuring the contract: The Nez Perce and 1000 Springs agreements and modeling Snake River socioeconomic tradeoffs Richard Slaughter, Richard Slaughter Associates, and Don Reading, Ben Johnson Associates
4:15

Closing remarks
Hal's closing presentation

Hal Anderson, IDWR, and Richard Palmer, UW

For more information, please contact:
Lara Whitely Binder, CIG
206-616-5349