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Missouri River Basin Climate Extremes, Trends and Climate Change Webinar

Jun 27
June 27, 2023
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
The Dismal River runs through the Nebraska Sandhills. Photo credit: marekuliasz, Shutterstock.

Recent trends in the Missouri River Basin have generally noted an increase in extreme events, including record rainfall, flooding, drought, and increased temperatures. On this webinar, experts from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Drought Mitigation Center, and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers discussed these trends in the Basin. The final presentation examined whether recent runoff trends are attributable to climate change, variability, or some combination of both.

Featured Presentations

Trends in Flooding and Precipitation
Kevin Low | NOAA NWS Missouri Basin River Forecast Center

Trends in Flows and Reservoir Levels
Mike Swenson | U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Missouri River Basin Water Management

Is Drought Behavior Changing in the Basin?
Brian Fuchs | National Drought Mitigation Center/University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Recent High Missouri River Basin Runoff Was Unlikely Due to Climate Change
Andy Hoell | NOAA OAR/Physical Sciences Laboratory

Question & Answer Session
Moderated by: Doug Kluck, NOAA/NCEI


For additional information, please contact Doug Kluck, NOAA/NCEI.