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2022 Idaho Fall Water Supply Meeting

Nov 9
November 9, 2022
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Green trees and mountains surrounding Redfish Lake in Idaho.

The Idaho Fall Water Supply Outlook is an annual meeting held each year to recap the water supply from the previous water year and provide climate and water supply outlook information for the coming water year. This year's in person event was held at the Idaho Water Center (322 E. Front Street, Boise, ID), with an online option available. We encourage those in the Boise Valley to attend in-person as this is an excellent opportunity to mingle with folks across the water resource community and answer questions from the press/public.

When: November 9, 2022, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mountain Time

Where: Idaho Water Center (322 E. Front Street, Boise, ID)

The recap of the water supply from the last year provides insight on how climate impacted the build up and melt out of the year’s snowpack, timing of irrigation demand, and how much storage water remained by the end of the water year. The climate outlook information for the coming year reviews oceanic conditions and how anomalies in the Pacific could impact the coming year’s snowpack/water supply. In the Outlook portion of the meeting, the NRCS also provides an estimate of the runoff needed to meet water supply demand for the coming year. This “needed runoff” estimate sets the stage for drought risk in the coming year. These meetings are critical for identifying vulnerabilities and opportunities for increasing drought and climate resilience in the agricultural, power, and recreational sectors of Idaho’s economy that are dependent on the state’s water resources.

This event was sponsored and supported by the Idaho Department of Water Resources, Idaho Power Company, NOAA's National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS), National Weather Service, Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, and the Natural Resources Conservation Service’s Snow Survey program.