This innovative approach will improve management of the Platte River by providing reliable water supply projections and maintaining healthy ecosystems.

Platte River Recovery Implementation Program

Platte River Basin, Nebraska, Colorado, and Wyoming

Adapting Water Management to Climate Changes

In 1997, the U.S. Department of the Interior; local and national water conservation groups; and Colorado, Wyoming, and Nebraska developed a shared approach for managing ecosystems along the Platte River — the Platte River Recovery Implementation Program (PRRIP).

As part of this program, our unique climate adaptation approach uses hydro-climate indices to measure quantitative impacts of ENSO, Pacific Decadal Oscillation, jet stream strength, and disturbances on the river basin's precipitation and runoff to assist in managing the river's water supply. This will develop a process for determining basin precipitation and runoff at the start of every water year beginning in October.

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Services

  • Water
  • Climate Change

Markets

  • State/Local

Regions

  • West
  • water
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  • climate change

Location

Platte River Basin, Nebraska, Colorado, and Wyoming

Completion Date

2012

Owner

Platte River Restoration Implantation Program

Client

Headwaters Corporation

Cost

$16,500
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