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Colorado DroughtWatch

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Silver Jack Reservoir, photo by Trisha Solberg, 2000.

Drought Watch


Colorado DroughtWatch

Drought, Climate Variability, and Water Supply Workshop:

Water Supply Challenges and New Tools for Water Managers
January 24, 2005
Lakewood, Colorado
Sponsored by the U.S. Geological Survey

(Workshop Brochure)


(The following links are pdf, requires Adobe Acrobat, versions of Powerpoint presentations given at the workshop)

9:00 –10:00 REGISTRATION 
10:00–10:10 INTRODUCTORY REMARKS Doug Cain
10:10–11:10 What does recorded data from the last 150 years tell us about drought and climate variability, and what are the implications for water suppliers? Greg McCabe
11:10–11:20 Break 
11:20–12:20 What do tree rings tell us about drought and climate variability in the last 2,000 years? Julio Betancourt
12:20–1:00 LUNCH 
1:00–2:00 How a watershed modeling approach could be used to provide better and more frequent forecasts, and improve estimates of uncertainty George Leavesley
2:00–2:15 BREAK 
2:15–3:15 Science, policy, and Colorado water-supply issues related to drought Eric Kuhn

Perspectives from water suppliers on water supply forecasting concerns in light of drought and climate variability issues.

Denver Water - Bob Steger
Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District - Andy Pineda
Southeastern Colorado Water Conservancy District - Jim Broderick
Colorado Springs Utilities - Jim McGrady

4:15–5:00 WRAP-UP


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