Snowpack, Reservoir Levels Remain Strong Across Colorado

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Published Saturday, March 11, 2017

The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) recently released its Colorado Water Supply Outlook Report, based on March 1 figures, which marks the third comprehensive, update for Colorado since the "2017 water year" began on Oct. 1.  

According to the report, statewide snowpack levels had decreased some since the Feb. 1 report, but remained above the historic average statewide.

SNOWPACK LEVELS (as of March 1) 

River Basin ... Percent of Historic Average 

1. Gunnison ... 155

2. San Juan (combined SW Colo. basins) ... 149 

3. Arkansas ... 143

4. South Platte ...140

5. Rio Grande ... 136 

6. Colorado ... 135  

7. North Platte ... 130 

8. Yampa/White ... 116

Statewide ... 139 

 

RESERVOIR LEVELS (as of March 1) 

River Basin ... Percent of Historic Average 

1. Yampa/White ... 127

2. San Juan (combined SW Colo. basins) ... 114

3. Gunnison ... 110 

T-4. Colorado ... 107 

T-4. South Platte ... 107 

6. Arkansas ... 103  

7. Rio Grande ... 91 

North Platte ... N/A 

Statewide ... 107

Summary Provided by Colorado Corn, comprised of the Colorado Corn Administrative Committee and Colorado Corn Growers Association.

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