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A Warm Welcome to the National Water Center!


On May 26, 2015, the University of Alabama officially welcomed to its campus a new, one-of-a-kind facility focused on water prediction and forecasting.


The National Water Center (NWC) is a geographically distributed organization which includes elements in Maryland, Minnesota and Alabama. The center collaboratively researches, develops and delivers state-of-the-science national hydrologic analyses, forecast information, data, decision-support services and guidance to support and inform essential emergency services and water management decisions. In partnership with NWS national, regional, and local offices, the NWC coordinates, integrates and supports consistent water prediction activities from global to local levels.