NRCS: The April 1 Basin Outlook Report for Colorado is hot off the presses

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Here’s the link to the April 1 report. I like to keep track of the outlook for the Dolores River. From the report:

The combined San Miguel, Dolores, Animas and San Juan River basin snowpack took another hit during March dropping to 86 percent of average on April 1. This is 85 percent of last year’s snowpack at this time. This is the seventh time that the April 1 snowpack has been below average in the last ten years. Given that the basin reaches its average peak snow water content on April 7, barring some record breaking event, there is virtually no chance that the snowpack will reach that level.

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