Gunnison and Dolores Rivers Outlook

Precipitation was above average in February for the second month in a row. Since January 1, basin-wide snowpack has increased by 15% of average but remains below average. Therefore, the spring runoff forecasts call for predominately below average flows, ranging from 62% to 82% of average.

April-July streamflow forecasts for the Gunnison and Dolores Rivers are as follows:

Gunnison River:
Below Average

Dolores River:
Below Average

Water Supply Outlook for the Upper Colorado - March, 2000
Colorado Basin River Forecast Center (
Last Modified: Friday, 03-Mar-2000 21:59:34 UTC