Wet March Improves Water Forecast

Written by on April 10, 2019

March gave Wyoming an above-average amount of precipitation.

The National Weather Service reports that last month the state received moisture in amounts that were 105 to 115 percent of average. The current water year is averaging 100 to 110 percent of normal.

Mountain snowpack across Wyoming is 100 to 110 percent of median, and near normal to slightly above normal snowmelt streamflow volumes are expected across several major basins in Wyoming.

Above average snowmelt streamflow volumes are expected across the Shoshone, Upper Bear, Upper North Platte, and Laramie Watersheds.  Several rivers and creeks along the Tongue, Powder, and Upper Green Basins are forecasted to have below normal streamflow volumes during the upcoming snowmelt season.

The Bureau of Reclamation has scheduled a Buffalo Bill Reservoir Water Information Meeting in Powell at 11 a.m. on Thursday, April 25th, at the Eagles Lodge. Topics of discussion will be current water supply conditions, the 2019 snowmelt runoff forecast, and 2019 projected reservoir operations.


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