Forecast Informed Reservoir Operations

FIRO is a reservoir-operations strategy that better informs decisions to retain or release water by integrating additional flexibility in operation policies and rules with enhanced monitoring and improved weather and water forecasts (American Meteorological Society; 2020).

FIRO is being developed and tested as a collaborative effort in the Russian River Basin (Lake Mendocino), the Santa Ana River Basin (Prado Dam), and the Yuba-Feather River Basins that engages experts and stakeholders in civil engineering, hydrology, meteorology, biology, economics and climate from several federal, state and local, universities and others. There is significant interest and support for developing FIRO at other appropriate locations in the Western U.S. and elsewhere.


Overview
Process
News
Lake Mendocino
Prado Dam
Yuba-Feather
FIRO Colloquium

Jay Jasperse

(Sonoma Water)

John James

(Yuba Water)

John Leahigh

(California Department of Water Resources)

Greg Woodside

(Orange County Water Distrcit)

F. Martin Ralph

(Center for Western Weather and Water Extremes at Scripps Institution of Oceanography)

Cary Talbot

(US Army Corps of Engineers)


Arleen O’Donnell

(Eastern Research Group)

Elissa Yeates

(US Army Corps of Engineers)

Rob Hartman

(RKH Consulting Services)

Eighth Annual Forecast Informed Reservoir Operations (FIRO) Workshop Registration

To register for the workshop please fill in the fields below and submit. There will be a poster session during the reception on Wednesday evening, if you would like to submit a poster indicate yes below and provide the poster title.

FIRO Workshop Steering Committee

Marty Ralph, Center for Western Weather and Water Extremes, Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Cary Talbot, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Engineer Research and Development Center

Jay Jasperse, Sonoma Water

Greg Woodside, Orange County Water District

John James, Yuba Water Agency

John Leahigh, California Department of Water Resources

Dustin Jones, California Department of Water Resources