A new program of coordinated Federal-State water supply forecasts

TitleA new program of coordinated Federal-State water supply forecasts
Publication TypeConference Proceedings
Year of Conference1953
AuthorsWork, R. A., and Polos A. J.
Conference Name21st Annual Western Snow Conference
Series TitleProceedings of the 21st Annual Western Snow Conference
Date PublishedApril 1953
PublisherWestern Snow Conference
Conference LocationBoise, Idaho
KeywordsWater supply forecast coordination

An attempt is made to coordinate the water supply forecasts of the Soil Conservation Service, the U.S. Weather Bureau, and the British Columbia Department of Lands and Forests, Division of Water Resources, and California Department of Water Resources. The plan being to compare forecasts of all agencies, before issuance, where data is prepared for the same gaging station and runoff period. The coordinated forecasts would then be released to operating and regulating and water users in general. Thus eliminating confusing statements and varying figures. Plans are also made for mutual cooperation on research to produce better and more reliable forecasts through joint membership of the Water Forecast Committees for the major river basins in the Western United States.