REGISTER: Oregon-Washington Water Year Meeting, October 28 & 29

The Oregon-Washington Water Year 2020 Recap & 2021 Outlook Meeting will be held as two virtual meetings on the mornings of October 28 and 29. The annual water year meeting is an opportunity to review climate-related impacts of the previous water year and learn about the forecast for the upcoming water year.

In addition to hearing from the forecast experts, both days will include time for discussion and peer-to-peer learning. We encourage participation from a wide range of sectors including utilities, agriculture and forestry.


Day 1: October 28; 9 a.m. to noon P.T.

The first day will feature a recap of the 2020 water year with a focus on extremes — from winter flooding to drought to wildfire. Given the incredible impacts in Oregon this year, the meeting will feature events and impacts from Oregon and also cover key impacts in Washington.

Day 2: October 29; 9 a.m. to noon P.T.

The second day will feature the Outlook for the 2021 water year, as well as new resources that can be used to plan and prepare for the future climate and climate-related events.

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This year we have a survey to gather information about impacts that occurred during the 2020 water year due to abnormally dry or abnormally wet conditions, as well as actions taken to prevent or minimize impacts. Please complete the survey to share your knowledge about impacts. We look forward to discussing the results and getting your feedback on the survey at the meeting.

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This event is hosted by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS), the University of Washington Climate Impacts Group, and the Office of the Washington State Climatologist with planning committee participation from the Oregon Climate Service, Oregon State University’s Climate Impacts and Research Consortium, the Oregon Water Resources Department, the WA Department of Ecology, and USDA Northwest Climate Hub and Natural Resources Conservation Service.