Lukas: April 1 snowpack decreases in most projections and SWE won't be as good a predictor of spring summer streamflow. #ColoradoWater
— John Orr (@CoyoteGulch) September 19, 2014
At last week’s Colorado River District Annual Seminar Jeff Lukas warned that the reliance on the April 1 snowpack to predict streamflow will be lessened by climate change. Nevertheless old habits die hard. Below are Klaus Wolter’s first passes at the January 1 and April 1 SWE, presented last week at the Colorado Water Conservation Board’s Water Availability Task Force meeting. Click here to view Klaus’ slides.