Initial Water Supply Report: NE Wyoming Watersheds Leading State

Initial Water Supply Report: NE Wyoming Watersheds Leading State

The National Weather Service in Riverton released its initial Wyoming Water Supply Outlook for January last week, and watersheds for the Tongue and Powder Basins in north-central Wyoming are holding up the state average.

Jim Fahey, hydrologist with the NOAA in Riverton, says as of Thursday the Powder and Tongue watersheds hold the highest averages in the state at 100% to 108% of normal.

Fahey explains that this early report still can shift before it starts to indicate summer runoff.

Precipitation and snow-pack are still well below last year when the state saw record numbers and severe flooding into July.

The first meaningful snow-pack reports should be released in the next two weeks from statewide SNOWTEL sites.

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