Water Resources Planning Information Available from CFS

by Bernard A. Shafer, West Natl Technical Cent, Portland, OR, USA,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Irrigation Systems for the 21st Century

Abstract: Public officials, natural resource management agencies, research scientists, reservoir operators, and agricultural interests in the western U. S. now have access to several major automated hydrometeorologic databases covering all or parts of 12 states. These databases are contained in the USDA-Soil Conservation Service's (SCS) Centralized Forecasting System (CFS) developed in the snow survey and water supply forecasting program. Historical and provisionally current data can be interactively retrieved for approximately 6,500 stations. Selected statistical analyses and summary report generation routines can be invoked by users. Information on current and predicted seasonal water supply conditions during the growing season is provided for 12 states. Menu screens are employed to facilitate user access to databases and applications programs within CFS.

Subject Headings: Water resources | Information management | Water conservation | Databases | Water supply systems | Information systems | Forecasting | Resource management | South Carolina | North America | United States

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