Orange County Sanitation District Response to El Niño forecast
How Orange County California used a seasonal forecast in wastewater planning during the 1997-98 El Niño

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(Actual report, based on information in a chapter by Roger A. Pielke Jr. "Policy responses to El Niño 1997-1998: Implications for forecast value and the future of climate services. In El Niño 1997-1998: The Climate Event of the Century, edited by Stanley A. Changnon, Oxford University Press, 2000.)

Principle 1: Goals
The Orange County Sanitation District in California (OCSD) oversees wastewater treatment for 23 cities. The goal of the OCSD is to process the wastewater in the most economically feasible manner without compromising on water quality and public safety for millions of residents