Gunnison and Dolores Rivers Outlook

Even though April precipitation was 115% of average, snow water equivalent dropped from 85% to 70% of average from April 1 to May 1 in the Gunnison and Dolores River Basins. However, observed streamflow in the basins was just 60% of average during April. As a result, streamflow forecasts were lowered 5% to 10% from those issued last month.

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, 2001
Colorado Basin River Forecast Center (
Last Modified: Wednesday, 20-Mar-2024 17:11:07 UTC