Early flood warning: Forecasting the Pacific Northwest

TitleEarly flood warning: Forecasting the Pacific Northwest
Publication TypeConference Proceedings
Year of Conference1996
AuthorsPattee, S., and Kammereck A.
Conference Name64th Annual Western Snow Conference
Series TitleProceedings of the 64th Annual Western Snow Conference
Date PublishedApril 1996
PublisherWestern Snow Conference
Conference LocationBend, Oregon

The idea of being able to forecast the intensity of floods in the Pacific Northwest has been a dream for many years. Just thnk of the potential. Cities could be evacuated, property could be protected, livestock removed, roads blocke, sandbags placed, and most importantly -- lives saved.As like pioneers crossing the Cascade Mountains in the 1800's, Whatcom County has revolutionized the concept of early flooe warning for the Pacific Northwest. A concept that has been used in other locations such as California and British Columbia has been built unon and expanded into a complete system.