Water reserved in mountain snowpack plays a major role in seasonal water cycles and currently supplies water to an estimated two billion people.
The partners will lead a series of workshops across the country to build on a decade of research in support of water utility managers, improve understanding of the water utilities’ climate and weather needs, as well as expand the use of NOAA resources for decision making.
Flash drought can quickly deplete soil moisture and dramatically increase evaporative stress on the environment, leading to significant impacts on agriculture. A recently completed study, supported by CPO's Sectoral Applications Research Program, performed a regional analysis across the United States to explore geographic differences of flash droughts.
On October 10-11 in Silver Spring, CPO’s COCA and SARP Programs will host the workshop with the Principal Investigators of their new joint research projects.
This year’s meeting was held in Charleston, South Carolina last week. Record-breaking rain during the event underscored the importance of the meeting’s theme: climate information for coastal risk reduction.
Americans’ health, security and economic wellbeing are tied to climate and weather. Every day, we see communities grappling with environmental challenges due to unusual or extreme events related to climate and weather.
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