State Water Resources Research Institute Program

Project ID: 2009NC122B
Title: Seasonal Streamflow Forecasts for the Hydrologic Unit Code (HUC-8) Basins in North Carolina utilizing Multimodel Climate Forecasts
Project Type: Research
Start Date: 3/01/2009
End Date: 2/28/2010
Congressional District: 2
Focus Categories: Drought, Hydrology, Water Supply
Keywords: Hydroclimatology, H;ydrological Forecasting, Climate, Multimodel combination, Climate forecasts
Principal Investigator: Arumugam, Sankarasubramanian (North Carolina State University); Boyles, Ryan
Federal Funds: $ 25,778
Non-Federal Matching Funds: $ 41,774
Abstract: Despite the relative abundance of water in North Carolina (NC), increasing demand at major metropolitans make the local and regional water supply systems vulnerable to even moderate drought conditions. Thus, information about the precipitation/streamflow over the upcoming season would be beneficial in developing a proactive water management plans that includes restrictions and early draw-down of reservoirs. In this study, we propose to downscale the large-scale climate forecasts issued by various national agencies and centers to develop seasonal streamflow forecasts at the 8-Digit Hydrologic Unit Code (HUC-8) basins to support various ongoing drought management activities in NC.

Progress/Completion Report, 2009, PDF
Progress/Completion Report, 2010, PDF

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