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The Interagency Hydrology Committee for Alaska (IHCA) is an organization of technical specialists working at the Federal, State, and local levels, who coordinate the collection and implementation of water resources related data throughout the State of Alaska. The IHCA meets twice per year to coordinate multi-agency issues and exchange of information. See link for bylaws.

Current Leadership:

Chair, Charley Palmer, Alaska Dept of Environmental Conservation
Vice-chair, Paul Burger, National Park Service
Secretary, Angela Bolton, Anchorage Water and Wastewater Utility
Past Chair, Scott Lindsey, NOAA Alaska-Pacific River Forecast Center

Recent meeting notes: March 23-24, 2017 in Fairbanks

Links to other Pertinent Water Resource Information

NGWA Letter to President-elect Trump   posted Dec 2016

NOAA Water Initiative  posted Dec 2016

What is our History?

Coordinated efforts to address hydrological and climatological issues in Alaska dates back to the early 1960's when a "Technical Committee" was established under the auspices of the Subcommittee on Hydrology, Interagency Committee on Water Resources (ICWR). The parent committee became the Hydrology Committee of the United States Water Resources Council (WRC).

In 1977 members of the Interagency Technical Committee for Alaska developed an Organization, Objectives, and Operation statement in response to a growing need to improve coordination among agencies for hydrologic and climatologic data. In November, 1977 the Committee approved this document and adopted the name "Interagency Hydrology Committee for Alaska" (IHCA). The IHCA continued to operate under the sponsorship of, and receive guidance from, and report to the WRC Hydrology Committee.

Additionally, the IHCA has acted as the technical advisory committee of the past Governor's Alaska Water Management Council.

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