WEBINAR SERIES: Forecast-Informed Reservoir Operation

PART 3: Engineering Aspects of a FIRO Program

ORIGINALLY AIRED JANUARY 20, 2021 | 1:00 - 2:00 PM ET / 10:00 - 11:00 AM PT



Part 3 of the webinar series on Forecast Informed Reservoir Operations. This part will cover policy and application from a USACE District perspective, the evaluation of FIRO Water Control Plans, and USACE operations experience with FIRO-based planned major deviations.

Learning Objectives

  1. The role of USACE in Water Management, with focus on West Coast including authority and policy and exploring where FIRO fits.
  2. A process for evaluating Water Control Plan alternatives and comparing them with baseline operations.
  3. Experience with FIRO-based planned major deviations for Lake Mendocino that recognize the forecast skill time specific to the Russian River basin, recognize the operational constraints of Coyote Valley Dam, and in collaboration with multiple disciplines (operations and environmental) and resource agencies (local, state, and federal).


Joe Forbis
Chief, Water Management Section
USACE, Sacramento District

Rob Hartman
RKH Consulting Services

Patrick Sing
Hydraulic Engineer, Lead Water Manager
USACE, San Francisco District

Webinar Recording & PDH Certificate

Included with your webinar registration is access to a recording of the webinar and a fillable certificate to self-report your Professional Development Hour (PDH) credit. The recording, your certificate, and any available slides will be emailed to you in the days following the webinar. Access to the webinar recording will be available on AWRA’s Webinar Center and in the email you will receive from [email protected].


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