Conservation Matters October 2018

The Texas Land, Water and Wildlife Connection

New Program Review published by Texas Water Journal

New Program Review published by Texas Water Journal

The Texas Water Journal has published a new Program Review titled Integration of the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail, and Snow Network (CoCoRaHS) observations into the West Gulf River Forecast Center operations by Gregory J. Story, hydrometeorologist with the National Weather Service (NWS). This Program Review introduces the CoCoRaHS network and illustrates its integration into the daily operations at the NWS West Gulf River Forecast Center (WGRFC). The network provides the WGRFC a source of rain gauge data where other sources of rainfall data are sparse and allows for verification of radar-based precipitation estimates, according to the abstract.

The NWS WGRFC, in cooperation with numerous federal, state and local government entities, uses the latest science and technology to provide timely and accurate river forecasts for most of the river drainages in Texas in an effort to protect life and property.

The journal, an online, peer-reviewed journal published by the nonprofit the Texas Water Journal and the Texas Water Resources Institute, publishes papers as they are complete. It is devoted to the timely consideration of Texas water resources management, research and policy issues from a multidisciplinary perspective that integrates science, engineering, law, planning and other disciplines. It also provides updates on key state legislation and policy changes by Texas administrative agencies.

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