In April, precipitation was much below average. However, streamflow was mostly above average due to early snowmelt from above average temperatures. The snowpack decreased from near average on April 1 to much below average on May 1. Although the peak snowpack this year was near average throughout most of the basin, flows are expected to range from 58-85% of average.
April-July streamflow forecasts for the Gunnison and Dolores Rivers are as follows: