Sharing Technical and Scientific Knowledge About Extreme Precipitation
|Registration Now Open|
|Date:||Tuesday, July 11, 2017|
|Place:||UC Davis Conference Center|
Map — Directions — Parking Instructions
|Draft theme:||2017 Water Year: What Happened and Historical Context|
Online registration closes: July 5
What is CEPSYM?
The California Extreme Precipitation Symposium is an informal day of scientific and technical presentations meant to increase our knowledge and understanding of extreme precipitation events. Goals of CEPSYM are to improve flood risk management planning and increase warning time for large floods.
Each year, CEPSYM presentations focus on a specific theme. Almost every paper or presentation given since starting in 1994 is available under Speaker Presentations.
|7:45 - 8:30||CHECK-IN AND CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST|
|8:30 - 9:00||Welcome
Presentation of Special Recognition Award to David Ford, Ph.D., P.E., D.WRE
|9:00 - 9:30||Historical and Future Relations Between Large Storms and Droughts in California||Mike Dettinger, Ph.D.
National Research Program
U.S. Geological Survey
Carson City, NV
|9:30 - 10:00||Perspectives on California's Wet and Wild 2016-17||Dave Curtis, Ph.D., F.EWRI
|10:00 - 10:20||BREAK|
|10:20 - 10:50||Putting the Record-Breaking Wet 2017 Water Year into Historical Context||Victoria Sankovich Bahls
Brian R. Crow
Fort Collins, CO
|10:50 - 11:20||The 2016/2017 California Pluvial||Benjamin Hatchett, Ph.D.
Desert Research Institute
|11:20 - 11:50||Operational perspective on forecasting and communicating extreme precipitation events in Northern CA during the 2016-2017 Winter Season||Michelle Mead
Warning Coordination Meteorologist
Weather Forecast Office
National Weather Service, NOAA
|11:50 - 12:50||LUNCH|
|12:50 - 1:20||Real-Time Modeling During Flood Control Operations||Wes Monier
Strategic Issues and Planning Dept.
Turlock Irrigation District
|1:20 - 1:50||FIRO Field Campaign: Description and Preliminary Results from a Unique Observing Period in the Russian River Watershed in Northern California during Jan - Mar 2017||Anna Wilson, Ph.D.
Center for Western Weather and Water Extremes
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
UC San Diego
La Jolla, CA
|1:50 - 2:20||Ensemble Flow Forecasts for Risk Based Reservoir Operations of Lake Mendocino in Mendocino County, CA||Chris Delaney, P.E.
Sonoma County Water Agency
Santa Rosa, CA
|2:20 - 2:40||BREAK|
|2:40 - 3:10||How the California Atmospheric River Events of Winter 2016/2017 Compare to Normal||Jonathan Rutz, Ph.D.
Western Region Science Division
National Weather Service, NOAA
Salt Lake City, UT
|3:10 - 3:40||Reviewing Historical Context of Extreme Events through the Lens of Modern Understanding of Atmospheric Rivers||Michael Anderson, Ph.D, P.E.
California Dept. of Water Resources
|3:40 - 4:40||Panel Discussion with Speakers
Dave Curtis, Ph.D., F.EWRI
|4:40 - 4:45||SYMPOSIUM FEEDBACK|
Speaker presentations from each Symposium are available on this website. Presentations may be posted in one or more formats: abstracts, printable slides from the presenters, and/or audio of the sessions.
- Speaker Presentations page — list of prior year themes and links to the proceedings for those years
- Speaker Index — list of speakers and their presentations
Interested? Are you interested in talking on a technical or scientific topic related to the Symposium's purpose? Would you like to attend the next symposium? Contact the Coordinator, Gary Estes, to be notified via email of the next Symposium.