#Snowpack news: #SanJuan River headwaters SWE = 80.5% of normal

Westwide SNOTEL basin-filled map March 1, 2020 via the NRCS.

From The Pagosa Sun (Chris Mannara):

This week, snow water equivalency (SWE) is 80.5 percent of median, down from last week’s total of 85.5 percent of median, according to a press release from Pagosa Area Water and Sanitation District Manager Justin Ramsey. SWE is currently at 20.2 inches. Last week, it was 19.5 inches…

Precipitation data has also seen an increase, going from 20.1 inches last week to 20.8 inches this week.

From The Pagosa Sun (Chris Mannara):

This week, local basins have seen a 4 percent decrease in snowpack levels, according to the Natural Resources Conservation Service.

The San Miguel, Dolores, Animas and San Juan River basins are currently 92 percent of median. Last week, they were 96 percent of median.

The Upper San Juan site went from 83 percent of median to 78 percent of median this week.

The Wolf Creek summit saw a 1 percent increase from last week, going from 89 percent of median to 90 percent of median…

The Upper Rio Grande Basin has dropped 3 percent since last week. This week, it is 99 percent of median; last week, it was 102 percent of median.

Another 3 percent decrease was listed for the Arkansas River Basin. Snowpack totals this week are 113 percent of median. Last week, they were 116 percent of median.

At the Yampa and White River basins, a 3 percent decrease was reported. This week, snowpack totals are 118 percent of median. Last week, they were 121 percent of median.

This week, the Laramie and North Platte River basins are 118 percent of median. Last week, they were 120 percent of median.
Last week, the South Platte River Basin was 131 percent of median. This week, it is 129 percent of median.

The Upper Colorado River Basin is 118 percent of median this week. Last week, it was 121 percent of median.

A 3 percent decrease was record- ed for the Gunnison River Basin as snowpack totals dropped from 98 percent of median to 95 percent of median this week.

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