NRCS: The April 1 Basin Outlook Report is hot off the presses #COdrought

Click here to read the report from the Natural Resources Conservation Services. Here’s an excerpt:

SUMMARY OF WATER SUPPLY CONDITIONS

SNOWPACK
Snow surveys conducted on April 1 reported the snowpack in the Colorado River basin to be at 130 percent of median. The basin received above normal snow accumulation for the third consecutive month. March precipitation was 116 percent of average in the basin and total precipitation for the water year remains at 118 percent of average this month.

RESERVOIR
Reservoir storage has greatly improved over the past year in this basin. End of March reports had storage volumes at 93 percent of average compared with 65 percent of average reported last year at this time.

Streamflow forecasts improved again this month thanks to continued snow accumulation in the basin. April to July forecasts currently range from 153 percent of average for the Inflow to Dillon Reservoir to 109 percent
of average for the Roaring Fork at Glenwood Springs.

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