Providing Context to a Proposed Shasta Dam Expansion

2016 White House Water Data Challenge
Honorable Mention 🏆
Team Members
Andrew Tom
Bobby Miyashiro
Jason Leung
Judy Chen


Project Description

California’s recent drought has placed unprecedented demands on our freshwater resources, renewing enthusiasm for surface water infrastructure investments such as raising dams to capture more water in wet years. Using historical data of storage levels and inflows of Shasta Dam, our group wanted to estimate how successful the Bureau of Reclamation’s expansion of Shasta Dam would be. We graphed past patterns of data and modeled potential future scenarios. Our entry is in the categories of data visualization and insights and Decision Support, Data Sharing and Information Communication Tools.

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