Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017

Water uncertainty

State needs better weather prediction tools, DWR says

Water Year 2017: What a Difference a Year Makes. DWR


Sonora Union Democrat

Current weather forecasting tools are less than adequate for managing California's most vital natural resource, state water officials said Tuesday. DWR officials say they are starting the new water year intent on improving subseasonal to seasonal forecasting. Part of that aim is developing technology for forecasting land-falling atmospheric river storms.


Reservoirs are full, but will winter be wet or dry?

Mercury News

Unlike the past five years, when a historic drought gripped the state, there's something new across the landscape: full reservoirs. California is heading into this winter's rainy season in much better shape than any year since 2011. The question that keeps coming up is: "How much will it rain this winter?" Nobody knows.


10 ways to build consensus for stormwater projects

Public Works Magazine

Forty agencies and organizations submitted a video for this year's Water Environment Federation StormTV competition. Check out the top 10 videos that were featured during WEFTEC this week, as well as a fact sheet on how to create a compelling outreach message.