Virgin River Outlook

Much below average precipitation and above normal temperatures during April caused the snow water equivalent to drop from 90% of average on April 1 to just 40% of average on May 1. At the same time, observed April runoff was just 65% of average. These factors combined to reduce the forecast streamflows from 65% on April 1 to 50% on May 1.

April-July streamflow forecasts for the Virgin River Basin are as follows:

Virgin River: Much Below Average

Water Supply Outlook for the Lower Colorado - May, 2000
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Last Modified: Wednesday, 20-Mar-2024 17:11:08 UTC