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Data and Report from S&T Project Number 20082: Characterizing Snowfall Events across the Western US to Inform Water Resources Management

The Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) Science and Technology (S&T) Program funded a scoping project (ID 20082) in October 2019 to develop a collaborative experiment to investigate atmospheric/climate drivers of hydrologic and land surface processes during drought periods and/or wet (i.e. pluvial) periods to understand the likelihood of acute or prolonged extremes and impacts on water management of Reclamation’s reservoirs. This scoping project describes the proposed approach of weather typing to understand atmospheric drivers of historical heavy snowfall events within four snowmelt-dominated watersheds that encompass a wide range of hydroclimate regions and have regional Reclamation partners who seek improved information and tools for streamflow forecasting.
Generation Effort S&T Project 20082: Characterizing Snowfall Events across the Western US to Inform Water Resources Management
Location Western US
Themes Water
Tags Snow Accumulation, Snow Melt, Weather Typing, Large Ensemble, Machine Learning
Reclamation Project
Reclamation Program Science and Technology Program

Location Information

Location Name Western US
Location Description The 17 western states of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Wyoming, California, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona..
Location Tags Reclamation Domain
Location Parent
State(s) Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Montana, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Mexico, Nevada, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington, Wyoming
Unified Region(s) Missouri Basin, Arkansas-Rio Grande-Texas-Gulf, Upper Colorado Basin, Lower Colorado Basin, Columbia-Pacific Northwest, California-Great Basin
Timezone MT
Elevation [ N/A ]
Vertical Datum NAVD88
Coordinates (lat, long) See Location Details
Horizontal Datum WGS84