Speakers: Jay Jasperse, Sonoma County Water Agency; Marty Ralph, Scripps Institution of Oceanography; Cary Talbot, US Army Engineer Research & Development Center
This presentation will provide an overview of a multi-institutional collaborative effort on Forecast Informed Reservoir Operations (FIRO) to improve flood-control and water supply operations. FIRO is a proposed management strategy that uses data from watershed monitoring and modern weather and water forecasting to help water managers selectively retain or release water from reservoirs in a manner that reflects current and forecasted conditions. FIRO is being developed and tested as a collaborative effort focused on Lake Mendocino in California that engages experts in civil engineering, hydrology, meteorology, biology, economics and climate from several federal, state and local agencies, universities and others. The proof-of-concept FIRO viability assessment uses Lake Mendocino as a model that could have applicability to other reservoirs. Details on the FIRO are located at: http://cw3e-web.ucsd.edu/firo/.
Sponsored by AWRA's Future Risk Technical Committee.
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