The 16th annual Oregon-Washington Water Year Meeting: 2021 Recap and 2022 Outlook will be held as two virtual morning meetings on November 16 and 17, 2021, beginning at 9 a.m. Pacific Time each day. The goal of this meeting is to share and gather information regarding climate impacts of the 2021 water year, with a focus on the exceptional drought that was so widespread across the region. This meeting will also offer the opportunity to learn from others about mitigation actions that were taken. Both days will include time for discussion and peer-to-peer learning, in addition to hearing from the forecast experts.
The 2021 Water Year Impacts Survey is now available. This is a Pacific Northwest specific effort that focuses on collecting Pacific Northwest water year impacts to inform an annual water year impacts assessment completed by the Office of the Washington State Climatologist, University of Washington Climate Impacts Group, NOAA National Integrated Drought Information System, and other partners. Here is the 2020 water year impacts assessment as an example. The results of the survey will also be presented at the Oregon-Washington Water Year Meeting.