NIDIS Weekly Climate, Water and Drought Assessment Summary of the Upper Colorado River Basin

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Here are the notes from yesterday’s webinar from the Colorado Climate Center. Here’s an excerpt:

For the
month of May, most
of
the
Upper Colorado
River
Basin (UCRB)
received near
or
above
average
precipitation. Some areas of eastern
UT
and
southwestern
WY
saw over 300%
of
their average
May
precipitation. Some
of the
lower elevations
in
western CO and
southern UT
were a
bit
drier,
receiving around
50
to
70%
of their average
precipitation
for
May. Precipitation was well above average
for
northeast
CO,
bringing
their
water year
totals
to
near
or
above
average. Southeast CO and the San Luis Valley saw less than 50% of their average moisture for the month.

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