#SanJuanRiver levels drop — The #PagosaSprings Sun #ColoradoRiver #COriver #aridification #runoff

Click the link to read the article on the Pagosa Springs Sun website (Josh Pike). Here’s an excerpt:

River Levels

Flow levels in the San Juan River continued to drop this week, though they remain above median. The San Juan River in Pagosa Springs was running at 513 cubic feet per second (cfs) at 9 a.m. on July 5, down from a nighttime peak of 565 cfs at 3:15 a.m., according to data from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). The median flows for July 5, based on 87 years of data, are 301 cfs, according to the USGS. These flows are down from June 28 when, according to USGS, the river was flowing at 863 cfs at 9 a.m., down from a nighttime peak of 986 cfs at 1:15 a.m. The San Juan River has remained consistently above the median flow for the last 30 days, only briefly dipping below the median on June 4…

Drought Forecast

NIDIS…indicates that, over the next 90 days, most of the county will experience normal conditions with some areas seeing abnormally wet conditions and a small area seeing abnormally dry conditions.

Water Report

Pagosa Area Water and Sanitation District (PAWSD) District Engineer/Manager Justin Ramsey stated that most PAWSD reservoirs, including Lake Pagosa, Lake Forest, Lake Hatcher and Village Lake are full, but Stevens Lake is down about a foot. He added that there has not yet been a call on water in the Fourmile Creek drainage and that water is continuing to flow into Lake Hatcher.

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