Basin Streamflow Forecast

Basin streamflow forecasting for hydroelectric power

Basin Streamflow Forecast

Mitigate flooding risks and effectively manage your hydro facility with high-resolution, regularly updated forecasts projecting 7 days into the future.​​​​​

Key Benefits

Flood prevention
Our customized weather and streamflow prediction models, coupled with a rapid, reliable, web-based forecast delivery system, provide enough advanced warning to manage flood events by allowing time for reservoir drawdown via power generation rather than spill.
Improve daily water management, baseload projections, and maintenance planning
By supplying the necessary information to optimize water and energy planning, the Basin Streamflow forecast allows users to avoid costly and dangerous spills as well as prevent dry-season shortfalls. For run-of-the-river hydropower operations, the forecast also provides forewarning of shifts in streamflow that may disrupt generation, allowing operators time to bring alternative energy sources online.
Accurate, up-to-date, customized forecasts for the best decision support
The Basin Streamflow forecast projects seven days into the future and updates four times daily, increasing to hourly updates during flooding events. This forecast is delivered by Vaisala 3TIER Services and uses proven, mesoscale atmospheric modeling techniques customized for your watershed and a high-resolution, distributed hydrologic model that simulates the land-surface water balance to determine streamflow.​