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

25 09, 2014

Google Landsat Timelapse Animations

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

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

13 06, 2014

Western State Water Program Capabilities Assessment Report

By |June 13th, 2014|Categories: WaDE Program, WSWC Publications|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The WSWC is excited to release their most recent publication, the "Western State Water Program Capabilities Assessment Survey Report." The completion of the survey and report is a major step forward for the Water Data Exchange (WaDE) program as it shows similarities and also variations in member states' water planning activities, such as data gathering,

23 10, 2013

WSWC Fall Council Meeting Recap, Deadwood, SD

By |October 23rd, 2013|Categories: Council Meetings|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

For stills of the photos above and access to the Fall Council Meeting information, including presentations, click here. Tony's email following the meeting: "We hope by now everyone has arrived home safely!  Having shortened our meetings to allow for an early departure on Thursday, I am aware that many were able to drive or catch

3 10, 2013

EPA/Corps Clean Water Act Rulemaking

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

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,