Virgin Water Supply Outlook, March 1, 2008

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Prepared by G. Smith
NOAA, National Weather Service
Colorado Basin River Forecast Center
Salt Lake City, Utah


Virgin Summary

Precipitation in the Virgin River Basin during February was near 130 percent of average. Snowpack continued to build at elevations above 6000 feet and ranges from near 130 to 215 percent of average. Forecasts increased over those issued in Feburary. April-July runoff volumes are expected to range between 130 to 150 percent of average.

*Median of forecasts within each basin.

Virgin Basin Conditions

Apr-Jul runoff volumes in the Virgin River Basin are expected to range from near 130 to 150 percent of average.

* Percent usable capacity, not percent average contents.
Click for multi-month Graph.

Differences between the full period forecasts and the residual forecasts may not exactly equal the actual observed volumes due to rounding conventions (see Definitions section).

Precipitation Maps

Hydrologist: G. Smith