1 07, 2016

Workshop on Agricultural Weather Station Networks

By |July 1st, 2016|Categories: Administrative|

The Western States Water Council and the California Department of Water Resources are cosponsoring a workshop on agricultural weather station networks, to be held in San Diego on August 25-26, 2016. The workshop will begin Thursday, August 25 at 1:00 pm and conclude Friday, August 26 around 12 noon. Agricultural weather station networks are used

30 03, 2016

NOAA/WSWC Workshop on Advancing Sub-Seasonal to Seasonal Precipitation Forecasting for Western Water Management

By |March 30th, 2016|Categories: Administrative|

The Western States Water Council, California Department of Water Resources and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) are holding a workshop on April 29, 2016 in College Park, Maryland.  The purpose of the workshop is to address opportunities for and challenges towards advancing NOAA research and modeling to improve predictive capabilities with respect to sub-seasonal

25 03, 2016

Seasonal Forecasting – WSWC Workshops and Materials

By |March 25th, 2016|Categories: WSWC Publications, WSWC Update|

The WSWC has long supported efforts to improve seasonal and mid-season forecasting, federal agency data-collection, and application development for more informed water resource management. Here is a collection of reports, workshops, and other materials related to the topic, gathered and distributed by WSWC.... Please click here for materials webpage.

20 03, 2016

Cooperative Federalism and State Implementation of EPA Programs

By |March 20th, 2016|Categories: Administrative|

On January 12, Senator James Inhofe (R-OK), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, sent a letter to the Committee members’ 20 states, asking for their perspective on EPA’s current regulatory framework.  The letter noted that “environmental statutes such as the Clean Air Act and Clean Water Act are based on principles of

10 11, 2015

WSWC/CDWR Advancing Sub-Seasonal to Seasonal Precipitation Forecasting Workshop

By |November 10th, 2015|Categories: Administrative|

The Western States Water Council, California Department of Water Resources and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) are holding a workshop on December 15 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada.  The purpose of the workshop is to help water resources managers better understand current forecasting capabilities and the state of the science, as well as how to support

20 10, 2015

State Comments on Clean Water Act – Proposed Reinterpretation of Tribal Treatment as States

By |October 20th, 2015|Categories: Administrative|

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to streamline how tribes apply for treatment as states under the Clean Water Act (CWA) water quality standards program and other CWA regulatory programs.  he proposed reinterpretation of CWA 518 would eliminate the need for applicant tribes to demonstrate inherent authority to regulate under the CWA, allowing

8 07, 2015

WSWC Chairman’s Letter for 50th Anniversary Celebration

By |July 8th, 2015|Categories: Administrative|

July 8, 2015 Council Members, Alternates, Associates, Federal Agency Representatives, and Attendees: It is with great pride that I welcome you to the 50th Anniversary Meetings of the Western States Water Council. It is appropriate that we gather on the shores of Lake Tahoe, where this organization found itself back in 1965, with its identity

27 05, 2015

EPA and USACE Finalize Clean Water Rule

By |May 27th, 2015|Categories: Media Coverage, WSWC Update|Tags: , , , , , |

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

18 03, 2015

NASA’s Commitment to Landsat

By |March 18th, 2015|Categories: Administrative, Misc. Water News|Tags: , , , , , , |

"The Landsat series of satellites is a cornerstone of our Earth observing capability. The world relies on Landsat data to detect and measure land cover/land use change, the health of ecosystems, and water availability. The President's FY2016 request recognizes Landsat's critical importance and sets out a multi-decadal plan for an Earth-observing architecture that ensures data continuity

31 12, 2014

Soil Moisture! Launch of SMAP Satellite in January

By |December 31st, 2014|Categories: Misc. Water News, WSWC Update|Tags: , , , , , , |

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