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, Lake Sonoma), the Santa Ana River Basin (Prado Dam, Seven Oaks Dam), the Yuba-Feather River Basins and the Green River (Howard Hanson Dam) 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.

FIRO Colloquium
FIRO Workshop

11th Annual Forecast Informed Reservoir Operations (FIRO) Workshop

Scripps Seaside Forum

Scripps Institution of Oceanography

8610 Kennel Way

La Jolla, CA

There is no reserved room block this year. Click here for a list of CW3E recommended hotels.

Parking at the Forum will be extremely limited and therefore it is advised to arrange carpool, rideshare, or walk if at all possible. Illegal parking is heavily monitored and ticketed. We will have parking permits available for speakers, however we cannot guarantee parking for Day 1. Please reach out if you have extenuating circumstances and need additional assistance. Side-street parking is free and available, but it is first come-first serve, and not guaranteed.