The Interagency Hydrology Committee for Alaska 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, Scott Lindsey, NOAA Alaska-Pacific River Forecast Center
Vice-chair, Charley Palmer, Alaska Dept of Environmental Conservation
Secretary, Angela Coleman, USDA Forest Service
Recent meeting notes: October 13-14, 2015 in Fairbanks
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.