Flood Potential Outlook
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Water Supply Outlook
National Weather Service Denver/Boulder CO
357 PM MDT Fri Apr 7 2017

...Water Supply Outlook for north central and northeast Colorado as
of April 2017...

On April 7th the mountain snowpack at NRCS SNOTEL sites was 110
percent of normal in the South Platte Basin...108 percent of normal
in the upper Colorado River Basin and 100 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 above normal streamflow east of the
divide and near to much above normal flows west of the
Continental Divide.

                                  Median Forecast
                                      Volume      Percent
Stream and Station         Period     1000 AF      of Avg
__________________         ______     _______     _______
Colorado River
 Granby                    Apr-Jul     230         105

Willow Creek
 Willow Creek Res          Apr-Jul      60         128

Fraser River
 Winter Park               Apr-Jul      21         108

Williams Fork River
 Williams Fork Reservoir   Apr-Jul     105         109

Blue River
 Dillon Res                Apr-Jul     180         110
 Green Mtn Res             Apr-Jul     300         109

Muddy Creek
 Wolford Mtn Res Blw       Apr-Jul      40          74

Colorado River
 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/.


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