Introductory remarks - problems for discussion

TitleIntroductory remarks - problems for discussion
Publication TypeConference Proceedings
Year of Conference1933
AuthorsClyde, G. D.
Conference Name1st Annual Western Interstate Snow Survey Conference
Series TitleProceedings of the 1st Annual Western Interstate Snow Survey Conference
Date PublishedFebruary 1933
PublisherUniversity of Nevada, Agricultural Experiment Station Bulletin
Conference LocationReno, Nevada
KeywordsSnow surveying organization

Snow survey and water supply forecasting projects in Utah with the cooperation of the Utah Agricultural Experiment Station at Logan, Utah, is described. The difficulties of finding reliable relations of rainfall and snow data to runoff data are discussed. The probable use of water supply forecasts by many operation agencies such as: Forestry; irrigation; power generation; navigation; and flood control are explained. The need for refinement of field equipment and procedures to assure accurate data and consistent results presents many problems. Cooperation between federal, state, municipal agencies and private companies should be encouraged and organized.