#Utah’s #snowpack gets a C grade, but many reservoirs will fill — The Deseret News

From The Deseret News (Amy Joi O’Donoghue):

Water watchers expect the runoff to be 75% of average, but if a few more storms blow through in what is left of April or even into May, that will help boost that projection…

The Weber-Ogden Basin drainage is sitting at 102% of average, which Flint said is good.

“We project we will fill all seven major reservoirs up here,” [Tage Flint said] including workhorses like East Canyon and Willard Bay.

Flint said the district is beginning to route water throughout the reservoir system for flood control purposes in case there is a major turn in the weather and it heats up quickly, bringing the snow off in a rapid fashion…

Other basins around the state are in relatively good shape when it comes to snowpack, with Bear River at 125% of normal and Price-San Rafael — which can struggle — measuring at 123% of normal, according to statistics compiled by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Snow Survey.

Gene Shawcroft, general manager of the Central Utah Water Conservancy District, said Deer Creek and Jordanelle Reservoir will fill, but Strawberry is significantly below average.

Westwide SNOTEL basin-filled map April 25, 2020 via the NRCS.

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