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NOAA's Great Lakes Lab Partnering to Improve Water Supply Forecasting Systems

Binational multi-agency team convenes to evaluate completion of new water supply forecasting systems for supporting hydropower management

NOAA's Great Lakes Lab Partnering to Improve Water Supply Forecasting Systems
A binational, multi-agency team that includes the New York Power Authority (NYSPA), Northeast Regional Climate Center (NRCC), Ontario Power Generation (OPG), Niagara River Control Center, and the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) met at GLERL on September 20-21 to evaluate completion of new forecasting systems for supporting hydropower management. The group discussed components of the forecasting system as well as future plans to publish results and provide periodic support as part of the transition to operational implementation at the USACE Detroit office. 

This work is important part of GLERL's research portfolio. GLERL research on water levels in the Great Lakes analyzes components of the Great Lakes water cycle (runoff, over-lake precipitation, over-lake evaporation) to improve models, which are used by agencies and industry for water management planning. The Great Lakes, their connecting waterways, and their watersheds, comprise the largest lake system on the planet. The monthly, seasonal, and annual average surface water elevations of the lakes fluctuate in response to a variety of factors. Changing water levels can have both positive and negative impacts on water dependent industries such as shipping, fisheries, tourism and coastal infrastructure such as coastal roads, piers, and wetlands.

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