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National Weather Service (NOAA)

The Hydrologic Engineering Center (HEC) at IWR and the Department of Commerce, National Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration, National Weather Service (NWS) have signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) to provide NWS with innovative software from HEC. The software updates will improve the NWS River Forecast System (NWSRFS), which is a collection of hydrologic models, operations, and data processing functions that are used to supply forecasts, guidance and information to NWS.

About the Memorandum of Agreement

Signed: July 7, 2005

Signing Parties

  • Gary M. Carter, Director, Office of Hydrologic Development (NWS)
  • Christopher N. Dunn, Director, Hydrologic Engineering Center (IWR)

Purpose: This partnership intends to develop, incorporate and utilize models and techniques developed by HEC into NWS operational software.

Terms: The Parties will work together to:

  • Enhance ResSim software and its integration with the National Weather Service River Forecast System
  • Provide access to execute HEC-RAS from NWS’s CHP

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The National Weather Service provides weather, hydrologic and climate forecasts and warnings for the protection of lives and property and the enhancement of the environment and economy.

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