USDA Keeps Up with the Flow
Jun 18, 2007, 16:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Chris Gonsalves)
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"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..."