Climate and Weather Resources to Support Water Decisions
Tuesday, March 30, 2021
Climate is the driving force for numerous industries and especially influential on water management within Kansas. This presentation focused on Kansas's climatic data and its influences on water decisions/issues. Changing environments present additional challenges in sustaining water quality and quantity. Data accessibility is critical to help agriculture agents provide the best decision support to their clients. Today's presenters examined some data sources and how agents can utilize them.
While climate focuses on longer trends, current real-time decisions based upon weather are especially critical. This presentation also focused on weather resources and how to utilize them in an operational scenario. This included the Kansas Mesonet and additional tools available to agents. Speakers also discussed applications to livestock, environment and soil availability, and irrigation resources that can support decision management.