Gunnison and Dolores Rivers Outlook

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:

Gunnison River:
Below Average

Dolores River:
Below Average

Water Supply Outlook for the Upper Colorado - May, 2000
Colorado Basin River Forecast Center (
Last Modified: Thursday, 04-May-2000 22:59:35 UTC