Improved S2S Precipitation Forecasting for Water Management – Recap of 2015/2016 Workshop Series

During 2015 and 2016, the Western States Water Council (WSWC), the California Department of Water Resources (CDWR), and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have cosponsored a series of workshops on advancing seasonal prediction of precipitation for the benefit of western water resource management. Currently, the ability to skillfully predict sub-season (beyond a 15-day

EPA and USACE Finalize Clean Water Rule

You may find the original press release here. "Clean Water Rule Protects Streams and Wetlands Critical to Public Health, Communities, and Economy Release Date: 05/27/2015 Contact Information: Robert Daguillard, (202) 564-6618, (202) 360-0476, daguillard.robert@epa.gov Does not create any new permitting requirements and maintains all previous exemptions and exclusions Washington – In an historic step for

Google Landsat Timelapse Animations

Please see the animated GIFs below for some great examples of what is possible using the Google Earth Engine platform. Google Earth Engine brings together the world's satellite imagery — trillions of scientific measurements dating back over 40 years — and makes it available online with tools for scientists, independent researchers, and nations to mine this

By |September 25th, 2014|Categories: Media Coverage, WSWC Update|Tags: , , , |

NOAA Congressional Briefing Materials

We are debuting several new items highlighting programmatic data and monitoring needs in the West, as well as some of  the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) water programs that are valuable to western water management. Please enjoy! Data and Monitoring Needs for Western Water Management - 5MB NOAA Programs and Western Water Management -

Landsat, LDCM, TIRS and WSWC!!

On February 11, 2013 NASA will launch its Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) from Vandenburg Air Force Base in California. The Western States Water Council's efforts over nearly a decade helped to ensure federal funding for a thermal infrared sensor/TIRS imager to be included in the LDCM. The Landsat earth observation series of satellite has

By |February 8th, 2013|Categories: Media Coverage, WSWC Update|Tags: , , , , |