Final Water Supply Outlook Released

The National Weather Service in Riverton released the final water supply outlook of the year for Wyoming on Monday.

The report indicates that May precipitation across the state was 83-88 percent of average, and the current water year precipitation was 115-125 percent of normal throughout Wyoming.

Hydrologist Jim Fahey with the Weather Service said that early June mountain snowpack above 9,000 foot elevation is 140-180 percent of median, and that above normal snowmelt stream-flow volumes are expected for the rest of the summer across a majority of basins in Wyoming. He said stream flow volumes are expected to be well above average this summer for the Powder, Tongue and Shoshone watersheds.

The report also indicated that reservoir storage across the state is currently at 102 percent of average.

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