WSWC Fall 2016 (182nd) Council Meetings

The WSWC Fall 2016 (182nd) Council Meetings will be held in St. George, Utah on September 28-30, 2016.

BRIEFING BOOK:  St. George, Utah -182 Council Meetings (17.7 MB)


Water Resources Committee – St. George, UT
Executive Committee – St George, UT

Water Quality Committee – St, George, UT

Legal Committee – St. George, UT
Full Council Committee – St. George, UT

SCHEDULE:  Schedule of Meetings – St. George, Utah

Sep 28
S2S Forecast Informed Reservoir Reoperations Workshop

Sep 29
Water Resources Committee
Executive Committee
Water Quality Committee
Legal Committee

Sep 30
182nd Full Council Meeting


Background on Sub-seasonal to Seasonal (S2S) Precipitation Forecasting and Overview of Related WSWC Activities – Jeanine Jones, Interstate Resources Manager, California Department of Water Resources
Background And Framework for Establishing a Seasonal Precipitation Forecast Improvement Project (SPFIP) – David DeWitt, Director, Climate Prediction Center, NOAA
S2S Research Activities at NOAA’s Climate Program Office (CPO) – Dan Barrie, Program Manager, NOAA Climate Program Office
Opportunities for Improving S2S Forecasting in the West: Extreme Precipitation and Atmospheric Rivers – Marty Ralph, UC San Diego/Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Forecast-Informed Reservoir Operations (FIRO)& Regional Advanced Quantitative Precipitation Information Project – Jay Jasperse, Chief Engineer, Sonoma County Water Agency
Assessing the Viability of Forecast-Informed Reservoir Operations – Cary Talbot, R&D Program Manager, Coastal & Hydraulics Laboratory, US Army Corps of Engineers Engineer Research & Development Center


Water Resources Committee
USACE Levee and Dam Safety Program and Issues – John Moreno, Chief, Business Technical Division, South Pacific Division
SECURE Water Act: Reclamation, Climate Change and Water Report to Congress  – Katherine Dahm, Water Resource and Planning Division, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation
The Importance of Groundwater in Sustaining Streamflow in the Upper Colorado River Basin – David Susong, USGS Utah Water Science Center Director
Water Resources in the Applied Science Program of the Earth Science Division – Brad Doorn, Program Manager, Water Resources Program, NASA
Western Water Applications Office – Randall Friedl, Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL)
Filling ‘Gaps’ in Water Supply Predictions: The ‘RIO-SNO-FLOW’ Project – David Gochis, Scientist, National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)

Water Quality Committee
Water Quality in Utah – Erica Gaddis, Utah Division of Water Quality
Water Quality Standards Ammonia Criteria and Variances – Tom Stiles, Chief, Office of Watershed Planning, Kansas Department of Health & Environment
Colorado River Basin Salinity Control Program – Don Barnett, Executive Director, Colorado River Basin Salinity Control Forum

Full Council Meeting
Preparing for an Uncertain Future: Developing a Utah Water Strategy – Alan Matheson, Executive Director, Utah Department of Environmental Quality