Flood Improvement Team Charter
Vision: Improved services for small
basins with fast hydrologic response.
Mission: Develop a plan to modify
or develop procedures to produce hydrologically sound, national flash
flood guidance at RFCs for use operationally at WFOs in the watch/warning
decision making process. The plan will contain realistic recommendations
to improve flash flood guidance in the short term (1-2 years).
Scope of Authority/Limitations:
Recommendations must be efficient and cost effective
Date: The team will be formed and commence activities in
July 2002 and remain assembled no longer than 6 months.
• Travel expenses will be covered by each team member’s
• Team will consult with representatives from all phases of
the flash flood program.
• Team will consider flash flood program issues raised in
the RFC Operations Team draft report.
• Team will ensure recommendations are in compliance with
Section 508 - Rehabilitation Act and the Architectural and Transportation
Barriers Compliance Board Electronic and Information Technology
Success Criteria/Deliverables: Provide draft consensus
recommendations to the NWS Corporate Board Standing Committee on Operations
by December 13, 2002.
Team Membership: The team will
be made up of at least three Regional representatives, one from
the Office of Hydrologic Development and one from the Office of
Climate, Water, and Weather Services' Hydrologic Services Division.
Team leader will be chosen by the team.
Team members are:
Ben Balk (APRFC)
CR: Mike DeWeese (NCRFC)
CR: Gene Derner (MBRFC)
ER: Joe Ostrowski (MARFC) - Team Leader
Greg Story (WGRFC) also represents NWSEO
WR: Brian McInerney (SLC WFO) OCWWS-HSD: Michael Mercer
OHD: Seann Reed