General Meeting Information

The Climate Impacts Group's (CIG's) fall forecast meeting provided an opportunity to hear how forecasted climate conditions for winter 2007-2008 may affect regional climate and streamflow conditions in the Columbia and Snake River Basins in summer 2008. The meeting also provided a forum for sharing the latest research on climate impacts and climate forecasting in the Pacific Northwest (PNW).

The CIG's fall forecast meetings are open to the public. This year's meeting participants (pdf), which set a record for the Idaho meeting, included:

A general breakdown of this year's meeting participants is shown below.

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Agenda and Presentations

All presentations are in PPT format unless noted otherwise.

8:30-9:00

** Registration **

9:00-9:05

Welcome and introductions Hal Anderson, IDWR

9:05-9:45

Winter 2006-07 climate recap and outlook for winter 2007-08 Nate Mantua, CIG

9:45-10:15

Overview of the 2007 water year in Idaho Steve Burrell, IDWR

10:15-10:45

Overview of key water management issues from the 2007 water year in Idaho Hal Anderson , IDWR

10:45-11:00

** Break**

11:00-11:30

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) (Wood) and reservoir forecasts for the Snake (Hamlet) Andrew Wood and Alan Hamlet, CIG

11:30-12:00

Modeling the Boise reservoir system with climate change Leslie Stillwater, US Bureau of Reclamation

12:00-1:00

** Lunch (provided) **

1:00-1:30

Water Year 2007: The good, the bad and the ugly.... what happened? (pdf) Ron Abramovich, USDA NRCS (updated by Ron in November 2007 and posted 11.20.07)

1:30-2:00

Seasonal volume forecasts using Ensemble Streamflow Prediction for the 2008 Water Year - Ray Fukunaga, NWS River Forecast Center

2:00-2:30

NWS western water supply forecast interactive web services Kevin Werner and Jay Breidenbach, National Weather Service

2:30-2:45

** Break**

2:45-3:15

Generating a climate change streamflow scenarios database for the Columbia River Basin Alan Hamlet, UW

3:15-3:45

Modeling socio-economic impacts of climate change on the Snake Plain - Richard Slaughter and Don Reading, CIG

3:45-4:15

Understanding downscaled climate scenarios over Idaho Von Walden, University of Idaho

4:15-4:30

Meeting wrap-up - Hal Anderson, IDWR and Lara Whitely Binder, UW

 

Location

The Climate and Water Forecast meeting was held at the

University of Idaho, Boise
Room 156
322 East Front Street
Boise, ID 83702
Phone: (208) 334-2999

 

Other Climate Meetings of Interest

Climate and Water Forecasts for the 2008 Water Year - October 2, 2007 (Olympia, Washington)

The Climate and Water Forecasts Meeting for Washington and Oregon provided the opportunity to hear how forecasted climate conditions for winter 2007-2008 may affect regional climate and streamflow conditions in the Columbia River Basin and western Washington and Oregon. Visit the meeting web site to learn more.