Forecast-Informed Reservoir Operation (FIRO) Workshop Presentations

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Forecast-Informed Reservoir Operation (FIRO) Workshop
Presentations
12 Sep 2019 to 13 Sep 2019
University of Texas at Arlington
Nedderman Hall, Rady Room (6th floor)
Arlington, TX

Meeting Objectives

Learn from entities in other parts of the nation that have integrated, or are in the process of integrating, forecasts in operational decision-support tools (e.g., Forecast-Informed Reservoir Operations [FIRO]). 

Identify current and emerging NOAA operational products that can be readily used, for example, in the context of FIRO.   

Understand the concerns that water operators in Texas and Oklahoma have with using seasonal and sub-seasonal climate forecasts. 

SESSION 1  

Fernando, Nelun and Zhang, Yu Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) and University of Texas at Arlington TWDB-UTA-NIDIS FIRO Workshop-Opening
Dupnik, John Texas Water Board Development (TWDB) Joint TWDB/UT Arlington/National Integrated Drought Information System workshop 
Sugeng, Yohanes Oklahoma Water Resources Board Forecast-informed reservoir operations (FIRO) and water resources  managemnt in Oklahoma
DeHeza, Veva National Integrated Drought Information System National Integrated Drought Information System
Talbot, Cary US Army Engineer Research & Development Center (ERDC) Forecast-Informed Reservoir Operations: USACE perspective on a Multi-Agency Research-to-Operations Effort

SESSION 2  

Hoag, Anna US Bureau of Reclamation Risk-Informed Decision Making for the Management of the Wind-Bighorn River
Ralph, Martin Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD Using Better Data to Optimize Existing Water Infrastructure for Flood Control and Water Supply
Porter, Jim New York City Department of Environmental Protection (retired) The Operations Support Tool (OST):
Forecast-informed Decision Making and the
New York City Water Supply
Zimmerman, Tom Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) River Management Forecasting Overview
Quebbeman, Jonathan  RTI Applications and Perspectives of Forecast Informed Reservoir Operations
Anderson, Ron Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) Forecast-informed Reservoir Operation and Water Resources Management
Blaylock, Laura Tarrant Regional Water District in collaboration with Hydros Consulting Integrating Climate Data Into Forecasting Hydrologic Inflow
Curtis, David West Consultants Forecast Informed Reservoir Operations Experience in California

SESSION 3  

Webb, Robert NOAA/OAR/ESRL Skill and reliability of experimental GEFS ensemble forecast guidance designed to inform decision-making in reservoir management in California + Information Needs and Potential Entry Points
Fresch, Mark NOAA/NWS/OWP HEFS and National Water Model-based inflow prediction
Lander, Kris NOAA/NWS West Gulf River Forecast Center Ensemble Streamflow Forecasts at the West Gulf River Forecast Center
Jones, Eric  NOAA/NWS/ABRFC ABRFC Reservoir Ops/HEFS Products
Seo, D.-J. University of Texas at Arlington Hydrologic Ensemble Forecast Service (HEFS) Improvement Efforts
Ralph, Martin Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD Subseasonal-to-Seasonal (S2S) Forescasting of Atmospheric Rivers
Chen, Gwen Uinversity of Maryland, College Park and NOAA/NCEP/CPC Precipitation and Temperature Forecast Skill in the NMME and SubX
Carmen, Jessie NOAA Office of Weather and Air Quality Update on NOAA’s S2S Progress

SESSION 4  

DeWitt, David NOAA/NWS/CPC Subseasonal to Seasonal Prediction
Cotter, Jerry US Army Corps of Engineers (Fort Worth DIstrict) Fort Worth District Water Management: Forecast Informed Reservoir Operations (FIRO)
Abel, Aaron Brazos River Authority  Brazos River Authority’s Perspective
Trinity River Authority of Texas Trinity River Authority of Texas TRA’s Experience with Hurricane Harvey
Nielsen-Gammon, John Texas A&M University, Texas State Climatologist Useful Climate Forecasts:  How Far (Out) Can We Go?
Brown, Vincent Louisana State University The Southern Climate Impacts Planning Program