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,

10 09, 2013

NOAA Congressional Briefing Materials

By |September 10th, 2013|Categories: Media Coverage, Misc. Water News, WSWC Publications|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

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 -

8 02, 2013

Landsat, LDCM, TIRS and WSWC!!

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

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