Colorado Water Supply Outlook Report February 1, 2017 — NRCS

Click here read the report. Here’s the summary:

Colorado received well above normal mountain precipitation and snowpack accumulation throughout the month of January, with all but one major basin receiving more than twice the normal amount of monthly precipitation. The combined Yampa, White, and North Platte basins experienced the lowest January precipitation at 187 percent of average and the Gunnison had the highest at 251 percent. Statewide January precipitation was 217 percent of average. This substantial accumulation of precipitation left the statewide snowpack at 156 percent of normal as of February 1st, a notable increase from the 114 percent that was recorded as of January 1st. Streamflow forecasts across the state range from near to well above normal seasonal volumes. On the low end there are several forecast points in the South Platte basin that are currently forecast to have between 101-110 percent of their average April-July streamflow volumes. While most streamflow forecasts in the state range between 110-150 percent of normal, there are several streams in the Upper Rio Grande basin that are forecast to have between 175-185 percent of average streamflow this season. Reservoir storage has remained relatively constant, relative to normal, throughout this water year and is currently 106 percent of average statewide.

Statewide Time Series snowpack summary March 6, 2017 via the NRCS.

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