Upper Colorado Mainstem Outlook

Precipitation for October, November, and December was 155%, 95%, and 50% of average, respectively. As of January 1, the snow ranged from near to much below average. Most forecasts call for below average April-July flows. A few sites are forecasted to be near normal and a few are forecasted to be much below average.

April-July streamflow forecasts for the Upper Colorado Mainstem are as follows:

Colorado River (mainstem):
Below Average

Gunnison River:
Below Average

Dolores River:
Below Average

Water Supply Outlook for the Upper Colorado - January, 1999
Colorado Basin River Forecast Center (http://www.cbrfc.gov)
Last Modified: Thursday, 07-Jan-1999 22:57:13 UTC