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The 2016 White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) and State of California Water Data Challenge announced FlowWest’s Sustainable Floodplain Habitat Finder application as the winner of the data challenge. The data challenge was a first of its kind collaboration between the White House CEQ and three California state agencies; Natural Resources Agency, Environmental Protection Agency, and the Government Operations Agency.

FlowWest’s winning Sustainable Floodplain Habitat Finder app uses four different datasets to provide insights into where and when to target the best floodplain habitat for juvenile salmon. The judges were impressed by the team’s ability to find a unique and important problem ripe for a data driven solution, and then develop a prototype of a tool with live data connections in such a short time frame.

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