2016 RiverWare User Group Meeting Colorado River
NCAR/UCAR Center Green Campus Auditorium
  Tuesday, August 23, 8am - 5pm
  Wednesday, August 24, 8am – 12:30pm
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Recent RiverWare and RiverSMART applications on the Colorado River Basin
  Alan Butler & Jessie Shirey—U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Lower Colorado Region

The Colorado River Basin is currently experiencing the worst drought in over 100 years. With reservoir elevations approaching critical elevations, it is important to understand the chances of reaching these critical elevations. Reclamation uses two probabilistic models, the Mid-Term Operations Model (MTOM) and the Colorado River Simulation System (CRSS), to help quantify these chances and understand the uncertainty associated with the projections. MTOM is a risk-based planning tool for mid-term operations within the one to two year planning window. CRSS is the primary long-term planning tool for studying river operations and projected development. A combined modeling approach has been developed that incorporates the strengths of both models to generate one set of modeling projections. This presentation will highlight how the RiverSMART tool can be used to facilitate these combined model runs, and streamline the results processing procedure.

Click HERE for a PDF version of the presentation slides.

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