Weather Generator Tool Public Seminar


Join the Department of Water Resources for a hybrid technical seminar on December 12  to learn about a publicly available new "Weather Generator" tool to help hydrologists, scientists, and technical practitioners in water resources management to better understand and prepare for the impacts of climate change on water resources.

The free tool and accompanying data will help depict increased temperature effects on droughts and floods (especially associated with atmospheric rivers). The weather generator is especially useful for stress-testing water resource systems to identify climate change vulnerabilities and provides a significant benefit to water resource decision-makers who are trying to ensure their systems can manage plausible but previously unobserved extreme events in order to protect their communities.


Draft Agenda
Registration & Networking 
Agenda Review 
Short Introduction to Climate Change Analysis 
Weather Generator – Model Overview 
Weather Generator – Adjust Data and Diagnose Fit 
Weather Generator – Scenario Creation 
Weather Generator – Future Improvement(s) and Related Work 
Early Use of the Weather Generator 

  • State Water Project Delivery Capability Report – Climate Change Scenarios 
  • Turlock Irrigation District – Forecast Runoff during 2023 Flood Event 

On-Going Work and Future Use of the Weather Generator 

  • San Joaquin Watershed Studies 
  • Climate Risk-Informed Floodplain Mapping Pilot Project 

Look Ahead and Conclusion 

Virtual Registration:

In Person Registration:

California Energy Commission Auditorium
1516 9th St, Sacramento, CA 95814
December 12, 8:30 AM – 5 PM