Climate and Water Resource Forecasts for the 2004 Water Year

October 14, 2003
9:30 am - 3:00 pm

Red Lion Inn - Kelso, Washington

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 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.

This year's western PNW meeting was held in Kelso on Tuesday, October 14, 2003. A second meeting focusing primarily on Idaho water supplies was held on September 16, 2003 in Boise, Idaho. The web site for that meeting can be found here.


Quick links:

Final Agenda (pdf)

Presentations (now posted)

Boise Fall Forecast Meeting (held September 16, 2003)

For more information...

The Climate Impact Group's Kelso fall forecast meeting focuses specifically on streamflow forecasts and research products relevant to the Columbia River basin and urban water supplies. The meeting included presentations from the University of Washington and 3 Tier Environmental Forecast Group (agenda).

Who should attend

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 participants is available here (pdf).


This year's meeting was held in Kelso, Washington at the Red Lion Inn. The hotel is located adjacent to I-5 off exit 39. Kelso is approximately 40 miles (~1 hr) north of Portland and 130 miles (~2.5 hrs) south of Seattle.

Hotel address: 510 Kelso Drive, Kelso, WA 98626
Hotel phone: 866-234-9330
Map (pdf)

UW Climate Impacts Group


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