Water Supply Outlook Summary

Much below average April-July snowmelt runoff is expected throughout the eastern Great Basin this year. Forecasts were reduced significantly from those issued on April 1st and now range mostly from 55 to 75 percent of average in the Great Salt Lake Basin and 50 to 60 percent in the Sevier Lake Basin. April was characterized by very warm and dry conditions with near record depletion of the snowpack and only minor responses in streamflow. Most of the snowpack should be depleted by the end of May with all streams in their recession stage.

April-July Volume Forecasts

Water Supply Outlook for the Eastern Great Basin - May, 2000
Colorado Basin River Forecast Center (http://www.cbrfc.gov)
Last Modified: Wednesday, 03-May-2000 20:05:55 UTC