USGS Water Use Data Visualization Tool now available at:
Next IHCA meeting in Fairbanks, Thursday, March 23 (afternoon) through Friday March 24 (morning), 2017 coordinated with and following the Alaska Chapter AWRA/AFS joint Meeting.
For more information on the Alaska Chapter AWRA/AFS meeting, check http://state.awra.org/alaska/.
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: November 7-8, 2016 in Anchorage
NOAA Water Initiative http://www.noaa.gov/water posted Dec 2016
Links to other Pertinent Water Resource InformationNGWA Letter to President-elect Trump https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B-QR6YmaCKbcWHZFeHJmZFA4ODg posted Dec 2016
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.