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

Soil Moisture! Launch of SMAP Satellite in January

A very nice video describing the SMAP satellite's capabilities. Launch of SMAP is scheduled for January 29, 2015. We'll post the launch video if the satellite makes it into orbit during its launch window. See here for more information on SMAP's mission. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C1FX5AmeD2M

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: , , , |

EPA/Corps Clean Water Act Rulemaking

On September 17, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers withdrew their proposed Clean Water Act (CWA) guidance.  At the same time, the agencies announced that they have submitted a draft rule to clarify CWA jurisdiction to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for interagency review. After the review,

By |October 3rd, 2013|Categories: WSWC Update|Tags: , , , , , |

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: , , , , |