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USDA Keeps Up with the Flow

Jun 18, 2007, 16:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Chris Gonsalves)

"At its heart, predicting the supply of water is a math problem--an extremely complicated math problem.

"Algorithms are created to gauge the effects of melting snow, precipitation, daily temperatures and the flow of rivers and streams. The payoff for all these dry formulas is a set of predictive models that can help municipalities ensure that folks will have enough of the wet stuff to drink, bathe, wash their cars and water their lawns..."

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