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2009 St. Paul Summit
The Rainfall-River Forecasting Joint Summit took place 19 October 2009 at Crowne Plaza, St. Paul, MN. Summit agenda, brochure, and presentations are now available (blue box on the left side of the page).
Swan Lake, Environmental Management Program project, on the Illinois River north of its confluence with the Mississippi River.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), the National Weather Service (NWS) and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) co-hosted this summit to determine what went well with forecasting during the 2009 flood events, what did not go well while brainstorming forecasting improvements for future floods and low water events.
A stakeholder panel consisting of local and regional officials discussed the areas of concern or issues they had with the Federal forecasting procedures and results. In addition, the summit offered other stakeholders the opportunity to express the concerns or issues they have with the Federal forecasts.
Information obtained from this summit will be used by the USACE, NWS, and USGS to identify areas in which the collaborative forecasting procedures and methods, including data collection and analyses, can be improved.
All data contained herein is preliminary in nature and therefore
subject to change. The data is for general information purposes ONLY and
SHALL NOT be used in technical applications such as, but not limited to,
studies or designs. All critical data should be obtained from and verified
by the United States Army Corps of Engineers, St. Louis District, Engineering and Construction
Division, Hydrologic and Hydraulics Branch, 1222 Spruce Street, St. Louis,
Missouri 63103-2833. The United States of America assumes no liability for the completeness
or accuracy of the data contained herein and any use of such data inconsistent
with this disclaimer shall be solely at the risk of the user.