Operational Responsibilities of the National Weather Service River and Flood Program

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  • 1 Central Region Regional Hydrologist Office, National Weather Service, Kansas City, Missouri
  • | 2 California-Nevada River Forecast Center, National Weather Service, Sacramento, California
  • | 3 West Gulf River Forecast Center, National Weather Service, Fort Worth, Texas
  • | 4 National Operational Hydrologic Remote Sensing Center, National Weather Service, Minneapolis. Minnesota
  • | 5 Office of Hydrology, National Weather Service, Silver Spring. Maryland
  • | 6 U.S. Soil Conservation Service, Portland, Oregon
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Abstract

The River and Flood Program in the National Weather Service, in its mission to save lives and property, has the responsibility to gather hydrologic data from a variety of sources and to assemble the data to make timely and reliable hydrologic forecasts. The intent of this paper, the second in a series of three, is to present an overview of the operational responsibilities of the River and Flood Program: how data are collected, what models-systems are currently in operation to process the data, and how the application of these procedures and techniques are applied in different types of hydrologic forecasting.

Abstract

The River and Flood Program in the National Weather Service, in its mission to save lives and property, has the responsibility to gather hydrologic data from a variety of sources and to assemble the data to make timely and reliable hydrologic forecasts. The intent of this paper, the second in a series of three, is to present an overview of the operational responsibilities of the River and Flood Program: how data are collected, what models-systems are currently in operation to process the data, and how the application of these procedures and techniques are applied in different types of hydrologic forecasting.

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