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Integrated Water Resources Database for the Southeast Ashley Frazier, Mark Brooks, and Ryan Boyles. Carolinas and Virginia Climate Conference October 20, 2009 Wilmington, NC. The Need for Water Resource Data. Drought monitoring Economically important Socially important Policy making

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Integrated Water Resources Database for the Southeast

Ashley Frazier, Mark Brooks, and Ryan Boyles

Carolinas and Virginia Climate Conference

October 20, 2009

Wilmington, NC



The need for water resource data
The Need for Water Resource Data Oct 20, 2009

  • Drought monitoring

  • Economically important

  • Socially important

  • Policy making

  • Decision support

Carolinas and Virginia Climate Conference - Wilmington, NC - Oct 20, 2009


Water resource data in the southeast
Water Resource Data in the Southeast Oct 20, 2009

  • Many different data sources

  • Many different parameters

  • Many different formats

  • No one place to get it all

Carolinas and Virginia Climate Conference - Wilmington, NC - Oct 20, 2009


And so was born cronos h 2 o
... and so was born, CRONOS H Oct 20, 20092O

  • One digital database, one format, one interface

  • Multiple sources:

    • USGS

    • State level sources

    • USACE

    • TVA

    • NWS COOP (precip)

Carolinas and Virginia Climate Conference - Wilmington, NC - Oct 20, 2009


Let s put this into context
Let’s put this into context Oct 20, 2009

  • CRONOS

    • Climate Retrieval and Observations Network of the Southeast

    • Digital database of surface weather

    • Eleven weather networks, over 23,000 stations

    • Launched in 2003

Carolinas and Virginia Climate Conference - Wilmington, NC - Oct 20, 2009



Cronos h 2 o
CRONOS H Oct 20, 20092O

  • CRONOS + water data

    • Streamflow

    • Reservoir levels

    • Groundwater levels

    • Precipitation

    • Percentiles

Carolinas and Virginia Climate Conference - Wilmington, NC - Oct 20, 2009


Cronos h 2 o interface
CRONOS H Oct 20, 20092O Interface

  • Gateway for water resources data

  • Designed for (un)sophisticated users

Carolinas and Virginia Climate Conference - Wilmington, NC - Oct 20, 2009


french broad Oct 20, 2009

Carolinas and Virginia Climate Conference - Wilmington, NC - Oct 20, 2009




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Tennessee valley authority
Tennessee Valley Authority Oct 20, 2009

Carolinas and Virginia Climate Conference - Wilmington, NC - Oct 20, 2009


Water atlas
WATER Atlas Oct 20, 2009

  • Expanding water data to TVA states

  • Adding state-level data

  • Adding regional MPE

Carolinas and Virginia Climate Conference - Wilmington, NC - Oct 20, 2009



Acknowledgements
Acknowledgements Oct 20, 2009

  • NC Division of Water Resources

    • Tom Fransen, Charles Theobald, Wenli Chen, Nat Wilson

  • USGS

    • Nelson Williams, Ramona Traynor, Jeanne Robbins, Karen Ford

  • US ACE

    • Terry Brown

  • Duke Energy

    • Scott Holland, Arthur Snuggs

Carolinas and Virginia Climate Conference - Wilmington, NC - Oct 20, 2009


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