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.
- The role of USACE in Water Management, with focus on West Coast including authority and policy and exploring where FIRO fits.
- A process for evaluating Water Control Plan alternatives and comparing them with baseline operations.
- 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).
Chief, Water Management Section
USACE, Sacramento District
RKH Consulting Services
Hydraulic Engineer, Lead Water Manager
USACE, San Francisco District