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Welcome from the Director
I want to personally thank you for taking the time to review
our Water and Climate Program Products and Services Briefing Book.
Some of the material in this book may be familiar to you, such
as the Snow Survey and Water Supply Forecasting Program which was
established in the western U.S. nearly 60 years ago. Other
national activities, such as our Soil Moisture/Soil Temperature
Pilot Project, PRISM-derived spatial/GIS digital climate maps, and
participation in the Unified Climate Access Network are exciting
opportunities to provide new or enhanced products requested by our
users. Several other promising new activities are also
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