2011 CBRFC Stakeholder Forum

Date: November 3, 2011

Goal: Provide participants an overview of and feedback on CBRFC products and services


Registration is free. To register, please contact Kevin Werner at  kevin.werner@noaa.gov or 801.524.5130.


Cheeseman Room

Denver Water

1600 W. 12th Avenue

Denver, CO


Directions: Participants should park in the Administration Building lot then go into the Admin Building to the Security Desk for check-in. The walk to backdoor of Admin and follow the sidewalk past the back patio then along the berm of pine trees, across a drive way, then along another straight sidewalk that goes right to the Three Stones Building where the Cheesman Room is.



Draft Agenda:

8:30am – Welcome and Introductions (Kevin Werner) (ppt | pdf)

-       Logistics including lunch

-       Overview

-       Introductions

-       Participant goals, forecast challenges, etc

-       New CBRFC basin focal points

9:00 – CBRFC forecast methodologies and operations

-       Overview, inputs, outputs (Michelle Schmidt) (ppt | pdf)

-       Models and software (John Lhotak) (ppt | pdf)

-       Hydrologic Ensemble Forecasts (Brenda Alcorn) (ppt | pdf)

-       Emphasis on importance of reservoir release schedules

10:30 – Break

10:45 – Forecast Application

-       Denver Water example (Bob Steger)

-       Discussion: How do you apply forecasts?

Noon – Lunch

1pm – 2011 Year in Review

-       Overview (Kevin) (ppt | pdf)

-       Water supply forecasts (Brenda) (ppt | pdf)

-       Peak flow and daily forecasts (Ashley Nielson) (ppt | pdf)

-       Discussion: How effective were these forecasts in meeting stakeholder needs? Were there other types of forecasts or update frequencies that would have been more effective?

2:30 – Break

2:45 – Discussion Topics

-       New webpage: Forecast access, webpages, and visualizations (Kevin) (ppt | pdf)

-       Future of water supply forecast coordination (Michelle) (ppt | pdf)

-       ESP forecast updates (Michelle) (ppt | pdf)

-       Seasonal to two year forecast development (Kevin) (ppt | pdf)

-       Snow Covered Area work (Kevin) (ppt | pdf)

-       Reservoirs (Brenda) (ppt | pdf)

5pm – Adjourn

6pm onwards – Optional social gathering at Rock Bottom Brewery, 1001 16th St, Denver CO 80265 (phone: 303.534.7616)