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Water Supply Forecast Rodeo

Photograph of Hungry Horse Dam in Montana.

Accurate seasonal water supply forecasts are crucial for effective water resources management. Help the Bureau of Reclamation develop models to forecast the cumulative streamflow volume for sites across the Western United States.

Phase Overview

Prize Overview

Category Prize Pool
Overall $325,000
Hindcast Stage $50,000
Forecast Stage $50,000
Explainability and Communication Bonus Track $75,000
Total $500,000

The competitions

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Forecast Stage

Water managers in the Western U.S. rely on accurate water supply forecasts to better operate facilities and mitigate drought. Help the Bureau of Reclamation improve seasonal water supply estimates in this probabilistic forecasting challenge! [Forecast Stage] #climate

47 joined
$50,000 in prizes
2 weeks left
2 weeks, 4 days left
$50,000
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Final Prize Stage

Water managers in the Western U.S. rely on accurate water supply forecasts to better operate facilities and mitigate drought. Help the Bureau of Reclamation improve seasonal water supply estimates in this probabilistic forecasting challenge! [Final Prize Stage] #climate

34 joined
$400,000 in prizes
2 weeks left
2 weeks, 4 days left
$400,000
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Hindcast Evaluation Arena

Water managers in the Western U.S. rely on accurate water supply forecasts to better operate facilities and mitigate drought. Help the Bureau of Reclamation improve seasonal water supply estimates in this probabilistic forecasting challenge! [Hindcast Evaluation Arena] #climate

99 joined
$50,000 in prizes
jan 2024
competition has ended
$50,000
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Hindcast Development Arena

START HERE! Water managers in the Western U.S. rely on accurate water supply forecasts to better operate facilities and mitigate drought. Help the Bureau of Reclamation improve seasonal water supply estimates in this probabilistic forecasting challenge! #climate

547 joined
Development Arena
dec 2023
competition has ended