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

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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

Closing remarks
Hal's closing presentation

Hal Anderson, IDWR, and Richard Palmer, UW

For more information, please contact:
Lara Whitely Binder, CIG