What is HSFS?

HSFS is a climate service intended to assist reservoir managers plan future regulation strategies 

What does HSFS do?

HSFS provides information about the onset of the spring flood and the flood volume each month staring in January through to May

Who can HSFS help?

HSFS can help reservoir operators make more informed decisions regarding regulation strategies leading into the spring flood period 

Decision making process

Forecast of spring flood onset timing and volume issued up to 5 months in advance
Outlook considered together with other contextual information
Plan for future regulating reservoir levels is made
The regulation plan is updated following each forecast


HSFS provides seasonal forecasts of the spring flood onset and volume (1-5 months ahead) in support of hydropower reservoir regulation planning.