CW3E presents AR research and applications with San Bernardino Special Districts

December 2, 2022

CW3E Atmospheric Scientist Rachel Weihs spoke with 50 members of the Association of San Bernardino County Special Districts (ASBCSD) during their monthly meeting at the Yucaipa Water District in Yucaipa, CA. The members learned about the Center’s mission, the basics of atmospheric rivers (ARs), and key research applications conducted at the Center. This included information on the AR scale, sampling observations within ARs with aircraft (AR Recon), and Forecast-Informed Reservoir Operations (FIRO).

The visit helped to emphasize the Center’s role in providing research and tools targeted towards mechanisms that drive the regions’ annual precipitation patterns and provide engagement with key folks involved in water management in Southern California.