Flood Potential Outlook
Issued by NWS Denver/Boulder, CO
FGUS75 KBOU 181728
Water Supply Outlook
National Weather Service Denver/Boulder CO
1128 AM MDT Tue Apr 18 2017
...Water Supply Outlook for north central and northeast Colorado as
of April 2017...
On April 18th the mountain snowpack at NRCS SNOTEL sites was 97
percent of normal in the South Platte Basin...92 percent of normal
in the upper Colorado River Basin and 86 percent of normal in the
North Platte Basin.
Basin reservoir storage at the end of March was 106 percent of
average in the South Platte Basin and 108 percent of average in the
upper Colorado River Basin. This is similar to storage last month
and also a year ago. The majority of U.S. Geological Survey gages
continued to record near to much above normal streamflow east of the
divide and near to much above normal flows west of the Continental
Stream and Station Period 1000 AF of Avg
__________________ ______ _______ _______
South Platte River
Antero Reservoir inflow Apr-Sep 15 93
Spinney Mtn Res inflow Apr-Sep 41 71
11-Mile Canyon Res inflow Apr-Sep 44 70
Cheesman Lake inflow Apr-Sep 74 62
South Platte Apr-Sep 128 62
Morrison Apr-Sep 11 58
Golden Apr-Sep 72 66
Saint Vrain Creek
Lyons Apr-Sep 79 83
Orodell Apr-Sep 47 87
South Boulder Creek
Eldorado Springs Apr-Sep 21 57
Cache La Poudre River
Canyon Mouth Apr-Sep 193 95
North Platte River
Northgate Apr-Sep 434 197
Granby Apr-Jul 230 105
Willow Creek Res Apr-Jul 60 128
Winter Park Apr-Jul 21 108
Williams Fork River
Williams Fork Reservoir Apr-Jul 105 109
Dillon Res Apr-Jul 180 110
Green Mtn Res Apr-Jul 300 109
Wolford Mtn Res Blw Apr-Jul 40 74
Kremmling Apr-Jul 940 109
These forecasts reflect natural flow only. Actual observed flow will
likely be affected by upstream water management.
Additional supportive information
- Visit the Missouri Basin RFC information webpage for water supply
forecasts east of the divide at weather.gov/mbrfc/water.
- Visit the Colorado Basin RFC for water supply forecasts west of
the divide at cbrfc.noaa.gov/lmap/lmap.php?interface=wsup.
- Visit our website at weather.gov/bou for additional local
weather...climate and stream information.
- Long range precipitation and temperature outlooks are available at
- Snowpack and reservoir data are available from the Natural
Resources Conservation Service at www.wcc.nrcs.usda.gov/snow/.