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The history of snow survey and water supply forecasting

The history of snow survey and water supply forecasting

interviews with U.S. Department of Agriculture pioneers

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Published by U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service in Washington, DC .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • United States. -- Dept. of Agriculture -- Officials and employees -- Interviews,
  • Snow surveys -- West (U.S.) -- History,
  • Snow surveys -- Alaska -- History,
  • Water-supply -- West (U.S.) -- Forecasting -- History,
  • Water-supply -- Alaska -- Forecasting -- History

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    Statementeditors, Douglas Helms, Steven E. Phillips, Paul F. Reich.
    SeriesHistorical notes -- no. 8
    ContributionsHelms, Douglas, 1945-, Phillips, Steven E., Reich, Paul F., United States. Natural Resources Conservation Service.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsGB2619 .H57 2008
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxii, 306 p. :
    Number of Pages306
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23231342M
    LC Control Number2009366114

    California Cooperative Snow Surveys As the successful use of snow surveys in the forecasting of runoff became known, several water agencies began independent snow survey programs. After a few years, theses agencies, and the State of California, recognized both the inherent value that such information could have for water users throughout the. Snow Survey And Water Supply Forecasting. Federal Agency. NATURAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE. Authorization. Soil Conservation and Domestic Allotment Act of , as amended, Public Law Status. Active. Objectives.

    If all the snow were to melt at once it would amount to about 11 inches of water, said Sean de Guzman, chief of the agency’s snow surveys and water supply forecasting section. DWR’s chief of snow surveys and water supply forecasting, Sean de Guzman, announced a snow-water equivalent of inches, which was 79 percent of average for the end of January at Phillips.

    Latest survey of California snowpack measures below normal. chief of the department’s Snow Survey and Water Supply Forecast Section. The snow measurements help in predicting runoff into. The California Cooperative Snow Surveys Program is critical to informing the State's water supply forecast. The program's mission is to conduct a series of snow surveys every year. In addition to DWR, countless interests across California look to the insights divulged by these surveys to inform the proactive and holistic stewardship of our.


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Historical Notes Number 8. Edited by Douglas Helms, Steven E. Phillips, and Paul F. Reich, pages. Sincethe U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has coordinated the cooperative effort in snow surveying and water supply forecasting in the Western States, known for many years as the Federal-State Cooperative Snow Surveys.

Water users in the West rely on this data. Inthe Author: Natural Resources Conservation Service. The History of Snow Survey and Water Supply Forecasting Edited by Douglas Helms, Steven Phillips, and Paul Reich Sincethe U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has coordinated the cooperative effort in snow surveying and waters supply forecasting in the Western States, known for many years as the Federal-State Cooperative Snow Surveys.

"THE HISTORY OF SNOW SURVEY AND WATER SUPPLY FORECASTING: INTERVIEWS WITH U. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE PIONEERS" from the US Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service. Only print info stated is "" Editors: Douglas Helms; Steven E.

Phillips; Paul F. Reich. 9 1/4" tall hardcover. Very minimal shelf wear to Rating: % positive. Sincethe U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has coordinated the cooperative effort in snow surveying and water supply forecasting in the Western States, known for many years as the Federal-State Cooperative Snow Surveys.

PDF | On Jan 1,Douglas Helms and others published The history of snow survey and water supply forecasting: interviews with U.S. Department of Agriculture pioneers. These videos highlight different aspects of the Snow Survey & Water Supply Forecasting program conducted by NRCS' National Water & Climate Center.

A Measure of Signal: Case Studies of the Snow Survey and Water Supply Forecasting Program. by Julie A. Suhr Pierce, NRCS, Utah. A page report that assesses the various uses of data gathered and published by the SSWSF (Snow Survey and Water Supply Forecasting) Program and estimates the value of those data in terms of both the market and non-market values of the information.

Book Description A page report that assesses the various uses of data gathered and published by the SSWSF (Snow Survey and Water Supply Forecasting) Program and estimates the value of those data in terms of both the market and non-market values of the information.

Established in by the California Legislature, the California Cooperative Snow Surveys (CCSS) program is a partnership of more than 50 state, federal, and private agencies. The cooperating agencies not only share a pool of expert staff but share in funding the program, which collects, analyzes and disseminates snow data from more than snow courses and snow sensors located.

Snow survey data is collected from manual and electronic environmental monitoring sites across the province. Scientific data plays a major role in flood forecasting and determining snow pack, water levels and stream flow conditions.

Snowpack levels released on Wednesday by the B.C. River Forecast Centre confirm flood risk this year. According to the April 1 snow survey and water supply. Snow Surveys and Water Supply Forecasting Snow Surveys Sincemost of the American West has relied on the U.S. Department of Agriculture's cooperative snow survey program for predictions of meltwater runoff.

Despite storms in March and April, the final survey of the snow pack did not yield good findings for this water year. The survey performed by the Department of Water Resources at Phillips Station recorded inches of snow depth and.5 inches snow water equivalent.

This constitutes only 3% of the May average for that location in South Lake Tahoe. Snow Surveys and Water Supply Forecasting The beauty of snow is fascinating, and millions of Americans enjoy the snow-covered landscape as a playground.

But beyond its aesthetic and recreational appeal, snow plays a vital role in our lives as a primary source of the water supply in the Western United States. Throughout the history of the Snow Survey and Water Supply Forecasting Program various methods of remote data acquisition have been used, including conventional line-of-sight radio, satellite-based, meteor burst, and cellular telemetries.

Equipment in the original meteor burst master station (Boise, Idaho. Late s). Snow Survey & Water Supply. Most of the annual streamflow in the western United States originates as snowfall that has accumulated in the mountains during the winter and early spring.

As snowpack accumulates each year, NRCS hydrologists measure the snow and estimate the runoff that will occur when it melts. To predict this annual runoff, the Snow Survey & Water Supply Forecasting Program manages and maintains a comprehensive network of manually-measured snow courses.

Get this from a library. Snow surveys and water supply forecasting. [United States. Soil Conservation Service.;] -- Pp. Snow Survey and Water Supply Forecasting Program Activities Chapter 1 1–4 (–I–NEH, Amend.

58 April ) (d) Media coverage Media coverage during the snow survey season raises the awareness of the public to the conditions of the water supply, flooding, drought, or other related is-sues. Publishing of snow survey data and products on. Chapter 1 - Snow Survey and Water Supply Forecasting Program Activities.

Purpose and scope. Forecasting. Data collection. Remote data communications. Data dissemination. Program customers and uses. References Chapter 2 - Data Parameters General. Right: Sean de Guzman, chief of California Department of Water Resources (DWR), Snow Surveys and Water Supply Forecasting Section, conducts the final snow survey.

InDr. Church developed the first snow sampling set – a hollow foot tube made out of steel. After years of comparing snow depths in the Lake Tahoe (Calif.) mountains, he was able to predict water levels in the lake for the following summer. Sincethe National Resource Conservation Service has measured snow to forecast water supply.

The modern Snow Survey and Water Supply Forecasting Program .NRCS Irrigation Water Management Training: Snow Survey & Water Supply Forecasting CSU, ARDEC Fort Collins, CO July* * * Successful Water Management begins with an adequate knowledge of the primary source of water: Snow Water Management decisions, such as the type of crops to plant or the number of acres to plant, depend on reliable forecasts of the year’s water supply .Mission.

To provide highly accurate and reliable basin-wide distributed measurements of snow water equivalent and forecasts of snowmelt runoff with unique remote sensing and physical modeling, allowing the global water community to make the best use of our planet’s water resources.