State Water Resources Research Institute Program

Project ID: 2007WY40B
Title: Weather Modification Impacts and Forecasting of Streamflow
Project Type: Research
Start Date: 3/01/2007
End Date: 2/28/2010
Congressional District: 1
Focus Categories: Water Quantity, Climatological Processes, Hydrology
Keywords: Weather modification, Snowpack, Streamflow, Soil moisture, Forecasting
Principal Investigators: Tootle, Glenn; Piechota, Thomas C. (University of Nevada at Las Vegas)
Federal Funds: $ 9,800
Non-Federal Matching Funds: $ 77,498
Abstract: The proposed three-year research project will evaluate the impact of weather modification on streamflow, including the impacts from watershed antecedent moisture conditions (soil moisture) and air temperature. Statistically (regression) based relationships will be developed for snowpack and streamflow in regions targeted for weather modification, quantifying increased streamflow as a result of increased snowpack due to weather modification. Alternative (non-parametric and regression) statistical methods will be evaluated for forecasting streamflow using snowpack.

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Progress/Completion Report, 2009, PDF

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