WEATHER PROGRAMS OF OTHER AGENCIES
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
The Bureau of Reclamation (BuRec) activities requiring the collection and use of meteorological data include water scheduling, flood hydrology, irrigation project management, and reservoir operations.
They also include projects related to the development of wind and solar energy resources.
Multiagency work is also proceeding in projecting potential effects of climate change on western water resources and BuRec operations.
Currently, the BuRec's HYDROMET system collects data from approximately 400 hydrometeorological data collection platforms (DCP) which transmit data in "real time" through the GOES to the DRGS in Boise, Idaho.
AGRIMET is another network of 53 DCPs dedicated to analysis of crop water use and water conservation in the Pacific Northwest.
Data collected and products created in Boise are electronically transferred to other BuRec, federal, and state offices.