Bureau of Reclamation invests in snow monitoring technology

Bureau of Reclamation photo re: snow monitoring technologies
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March 29, 2024 — The Bureau of Reclamation announced yesterday a minimum of $3 million in funding for projects focused on emerging snow monitoring technologiesOpens in a new tab.. This investment underscores the importance of accurate snowpack data for water resource management.

Eligible Projects.

Projects seeking grants of $300,000 – $999,999 must include aerial LiDAR snow surveys. Focus areas for funding include:

  • Demonstration and/or deployment of emerging snow monitoring technologies.
  • Improvements to existing snow monitoring technologies.
  • Deploying monitoring technologies in underserved regions.
  • Using snow monitoring data to improve water supply forecasts.

Who Can Apply.

A wide range of entities are eligible, including water management districts, universities, state agencies, the private sector, local governments, Tribal governments, and non-profits.

Deadlines and Resources.

  • Application Deadline: May 6, 2024, at 4 p.m. MDT (applications via www.grants.govOpens in a new tab. – funding number R24AS00206).
  • Informational Webinar: April 5, 2024, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. MDT (register onlineOpens in a new tab.).

Supporting Climate Resilience.

The Bureau of Reclamation program seeks to enhance water supply forecasts and build climate change resilience through improved snowpack monitoring, a critical element in effective water management.

Image via the Bureau of Reclamation’s news release.


Since 1995, Deborah has owned and operated LegalTech LLC with a focus on water rights. Before moving to Arizona in 1986, she worked as a quality control analyst for Honeywell and in commercial real estate, both in Texas. She learned about Arizona's water rights from the late and great attorney Michael Brophy of Ryley, Carlock & Applewhite. Her side interests are writing (and reading), Wordpress programming and much more.

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