Benefits of snow surveying

TitleBenefits of snow surveying
Publication TypeConference Proceedings
Year of Conference1951
AuthorsClyde, G. D., and Houston C. E.
Conference Name19th Annual Western Snow Conference
Series TitleProceedings of the 19th Annual Western Snow Conference
Date PublishedApril 1951
PublisherWestern Snow Conference
Conference LocationVictoria, British Columbia
KeywordsEconomics, Snow survey benefits, Snow survey economics

Several examples are used to show the benefits derived from the work being conducted by the Soil conservation service in the Federal-State-Private Cooperative snow surveys and irrigation water forecasting. Nearly 200 different organizations participate in the program through the contributed funds, labor or data. The method used by the Soil Conservation service to measure the water in the snow storage reservoir for establishing a relation between snow cover and runoff is explained. Typical benefits derived from the use of snow surveys and streamflow forecasts are cited, such as reservoirs operated for irrigation, hydroelectric power, flood control, recreation and other beneficial conservation uses are shown.Discussion by W.A. Lang, J.R. Riter, F.B. Blanchard and G.W. Templeton.