The Hydrologic Services Division oversees National Weather Service
plans, policies, and procedures for hydrologic warning and forecast operation.
HSD staff identify and validate service needs and establish operational
requirements for hydrologic observations and forecasting applications.
The Division manages and supports hydrologic services to the nation. The
Division also helps prioritize requirements-driven science and technology
development to improve products and services. Staff oversee and coordinates
requirements for hydrologic training in the NWS. The Division represents
the NWS on interagency, national and international groups and at forums
on hydrology and water management.
HSD is comprised of two branches.
Services Branch: W/OS31,
Chief: Mary Mullusky
Services Administration Branch oversees the NWS hydrologic warning and
forecast program. Staff set operating policy and procedures and coordinates
the design, validation and implementation of new products and services,
establishes and maintains customer partnerships, and designs the strategic
vision for hydrologic services. This Branch represents NWS on interagency
and national forums on matters concerning hydrology and water management.
The Branch coordinates NWS hydrologic training and works with other groups
to support hydrologic customer awareness and education, including the:
Support Branch: W/OS32
Chief: Mark Glaudemans
Hydrologic Field Support Branch provides real-time, operational support
and maintenance for nationally-delivered hydrologic applications. Staff
define and establish operational requirements for hydrologic observations
and forecasting applications. The Branch works with NWS field offices
to solicit user-feedback on forecast applications techniques and to prioritize
requirements-driven science and technology developments to improve products
and services. The branch is responsible for the Weather Forecast Office Hydrology Field Support and the River Forecast Center Field Support."