Extended Streamflow Prediction
Issued by NWS Missouri Basin, Pleasant Hill

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MISSOURI  BASIN RIVER  FORECAST  CENTER WATER  SUPPLY  STATEMENT
ISSUED IN COOPERATION WITH NATURAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE
ISSUED:  SEPTEMBER 20, 2016


UPPER MISSOURI BASIN

AUGUST PRECIPITATION RANGED FROM BELOW TO ABOVE AVERAGE ACROSS THE
UPPER MISSOURI BASIN.  BASIN PRECIPITATION SUMMARIES FOR THE
MISSOURI BASIN INCLUDE: MILK ST. MARY, 141 PERCENT; MILK CANADA, 165
PERCENT; LOWER MILK, 75 PERCENT; ABOVE TOSTON, 33 PERCENT; TOSTON TO
FT. PECK, 96 PERCENT.

OF THE FOUR MAJOR IRRIGATION RESERVOIRS IN MONTANA:  LIMA RESERVOIR
HAD 64 PERCENT AVERAGE STORAGE, CLARK CANYON WAS HOLDING 58 PERCENT
OF AVERAGE WATER, GIBSON RESERVOIR HAD 19 PERCENT OF AVERAGE STORED
WATER, AND FRESNO RESERVOIR HAD 143 PERCENT OF AVERAGE STORED WATER.
THE  MAJOR  HYDROELECTRIC  RESERVOIRS  IN  MONTANA (CANYON  FERRY
AND FORT PECK) HAD MONTHEND STORAGE IN THE ABOVE AVERAGE RANGE; 95
AND 112 PERCENT OF AVERAGE WATER, RESPECTIVELY.

YELLOWSTONE BASIN

PRECIPITATION DURING THE MONTH OF AUGUST WAS ABOUT 96 PERCENT OF
AVERAGE IN THE WIND RIVER BASIN ABOVE BOYSEN RESERVOIR, 66 PERCENT
OF AVERAGE IN THE UPPER YELLOWSTONE BASIN, 86 PERCENT OF AVERAGE IN
THE BIGHORN BASIN, AND 183 PERCENT OF AVERAGE IN THE LITTLE BIGHORN
BASINS-UPPER TONGUE BASINS, 121 PERCENT OF AVERAGE IN THE POWDER
RIVER BASIN, AND 138 PERCENT OF AVERAGE IN THE LOWER YELLOWSTONE
BASIN.

MONTHEND STORAGE WAS 95 PERCENT OF AVERAGE AT BIGHORN RESERVOIR ON
THE WYOMING/MONTANA BORDER.

PLATTE BASIN

PRECIPITATION DURING AUGUST IN THE PLATTE BASIN WAS BELOW AVERAGE.
AUGUST PRECIPITATION IN THE NORTH PLATTE BASIN ABOVE SEMINOE
RESERVOIR WAS 50 PERCENT OF AVERAGE.  IN THE NORTH PLATTE BASIN
BETWEEN SEMINOE RESERVOIR AND GUERNSY RESERVOIR PRECIPITATION WAS 74
PERCENT OF AVERAGE. THE NORTH PLATTE BASIN BELOW GUERNSY RESERVOIR
HAD 136 PERCENT OF AVERAGE PRECIPITATION. THE HIGH ELEVATIONS OF THE
SOUTH PLATTE BASIN HAD 73 PERCENT OF AVERAGE AUGUST PRECIPITATION
WHEREAS THE PLAINS HAD 72 PERCENT OF AVERAGE PRECIPITATION.

STORED WATER IN THE SOUTH PLATTE BASIN WAS 112 PERCENT OF AVERAGE.


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