The latest with HydroForecast: September 2023

Sep 30, 2023
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Feature Spotlight

USGS National Hydrography Dataset flow lines on the dashboard

Are you ever curious to see the underlying flow network within your basin? We just added a new feature that allows users to view USGS NHD flow lines on the HydroForecast dashboard map!

To activate, click the wavy icon in the upper-left corner of the map.

USGS NHD flow lines are only available in the continental US and parts of Canada. If you are not seeing flow lines on your dashboard and would like to see them, please reach out to us at team@hydroforecast.com and let us know!

What we've been working on

Valuing forecast accuracy

We're continuing our work to quantify the value of a more accurate forecast using detailed simulations of reservoirs, turbines and inflows along with an impartial AI agent playing the role of generation scheduler.

If you'd like to learn more or are curious to test this out for your organization, please reach out to us at team@hydroforecast.com! Your input will help make these simulations as realistic and useful as possible.

Webinar: How our model works, new features, and upcoming R&D

In our latest webinar, we discussed the latest research into model improvements and new HydroForecast dashboard features. Check out the webinar recording here.

Upcoming Conferences

We’ll be at the following upcoming conferences. Come join us!

  • Find Daniel Palmer at Clean Currents from 10-13 of September, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Find Devin Copenhaver at Hydro2023 from 16-18 of October, Edinburgh, Scotland

The latest from the blog

Why weather forecasts aren't the (only) important forecast for climate change

In our latest blog post, Daniel Palmer from our G&P team talks about the importance of streamflow forecasts as our climate becomes more and more unpredictable.

Upstream Tech CTO speaks at 5th annual NOAA AI workshop

Our CTO Alden Keefe Sampson had the pleasure of sharing how we evaluate our streamflow forecasting models at the 5th annual NOAA AI Workshop earlier this week. The NOAA AI workshop on Leveraging Artificial Intelligence in Environmental Sciences took place from September 19-21, 2023, and featured conversations on topics ranging from ethics and risk management to broader discussions. Follow this link if you want to check out Alden’s presentation.

Celebrating hydropower's role in a 100% renewable grid

In honor of National HydroPower day, our CEO Marshall Moutenot wrote a piece on the importance of hydropower in transitioning to 100% renewable grid. Check it out here!