Sonoma County Water Agency and CW3E — Monitoring sites expected to improve forecast capability<

September 2013

South end of Lake Mendocino; September 2013 (photo by Kent Porter / Press Democrat)

The Santa Rosa Press Democrat (Sean Scully) published an article: “Weather forecasting a key concern for Sonoma County Water Agency”. CW3E is working with the Sonoma County Water Agency and the Hydrometeorology Testbed (HMT) data to improve forecasts in the region. The data being gathered from HMT will lead to improved forecasting of Atmospheric River (AR) events. These events are significant rain producers in the region and strongly impact how water is managed. Better management would lead to storage that could help prevent extremely low lake levels (as shown at Lake Mendocino above). Please find the full Press Democrat article here.