Climate and Water Resource Forecasts for the 2005 Water Year September 22, 2004

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Participant List

The final participant list is available here (pdf).


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

Time Title Presenter
8:30-9:00 Registration
9:00-9:10 Welcome and introductions Richard Palmer, UW
9:10-9:50 Overview of winter 2003-04 and climate outlook for winter 2004-05 Nate Mantua, UW
9:50-10:30 Seasonal outlooks for hydrology and water resources: Streamflow forecasts for the Columbia River and other major western U.S. river systems Andrew Wood, UW
10:30-10:45 Columbia River basin reservoir forecast Alan Hamlet, UW
10:45-11:00 Break
11:00-11:30 Season volume forecasts using ensemble streamflow predictions for 2005 water year

Stephen King, National Weather Service Northwest River Forecast Center

11:30-12:00 December variable flood control draft for Libby Reservoir
Carolyn Fitzgerald, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Seattle District
12:00-1:00 Lunch
1:00-1:30 The history of linking climate variability and water supply forecasts in the NRCS
Tom Pagano, Natural Resources Conservation Service
1:30-2:00 Extending mid-range forecasts for Puget Sound municipal water supplies

Matthew Wiley, Richard Palmer, and Michael Miller, UW

2:00-2:30 Review of water year 2004 long-term streamflow forecasts for western Washington
Pascal Storck, 3 Tier Environmental Forecasting Group

Hydrologic trends in the West

Phil Mote, UW



3:15-3:45 Climate change impacts on the Tualatin River Basin
Nathan VanRheenen, Erin Clancy, and Richard Palmer, UW
3:45-4:00 Technical support for planning for climate variability and change
Lara Whitely Binder, UW
4:00-4:20 Feedback from the user community: What products and other information can the CIG provide to support planning for climate variability and change? (discussion) Philip Mote, UW
4:20-4:30 Meeting wrap-up and adjournment Richard Palmer, UW


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