Upper Colorado Mainstem Outlook

Seasonal precipitation, that is, precipitation since the start of the water year in October, has been much below average . Point snow measurements on January 1 varied from about 30-90% of average with an overall snowpack of about 55% of average. Streamflow forecasts for the spring runoff range from approximately 50% to 75% of average.

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

Colorado River (mainstem):
Below Average

Water Supply Outlook for the Upper Colorado - January, 2000
Colorado Basin River Forecast Center (http://www.cbrfc.gov)
Last Modified: Friday, 07-Jan-2000 16:51:02 UTC