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WATER SUPPLY OUTLOOK...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER CO
319 PM MDT TUE APR 8 2014

UPDATED STREAMFLOW FORECASTS FOR NORTH CENTRAL AND NORTHEAST
COLORADO AS OF APRIL 1ST 2014.

MOUNTAIN SNOWPACK IN NORTH CENTRAL COLORADO REMAINED WELL ABOVE
AVERAGE IN EARLY APRIL. NEAR RECORD SNOWPACK CONTINUED AT SEVERAL
LOCATIONS NEAR THE CONTINENTAL DIVIDE. THE MOUNTAIN SNOWPACK WAS 140
PERCENT OF NORMAL IN THE NORTH PLATTE AND LARAMIE RIVER BASINS...138
PERCENT OF NORMAL IN THE SOUTH PLATTE BASIN AND 127 PERCENT OF
NORMAL IN THE UPPER COLORADO RIVER BASIN ON APRIL 8TH. THE NORMAL
PEAK SNOWPACK DATES ARE APRIL 10TH AND 11TH FOR THE UPPER COLORADO
AND NORTH PLATTE RIVER BASINS AND APRIL 26TH FOR THE SOUTH PLATTE
BASIN.

RESERVOIR STORAGE WAS 108 PERCENT OF AVERAGE IN THE SOUTH PLATTE
BASIN AND 93 PERCENT OF AVERAGE IN THE UPPER COLORADO RIVER BASIN.
COMBINED RESERVOIR STORAGE WAS AROUND 87 PERCENT OF CAPACITY IN THE
SOUTH PLATTE BASIN AND 58 PERCENT OF CAPACITY IN THE UPPER COLORADO
RIVER BASIN.

FOLLOWING ARE THE STREAMFLOW FORECASTS FOR SELECTED LOCATIONS:

                                    MOST PROBABLY FORECAST
                                      VOLUME      PERCENT
STREAM AND STATION         PERIOD     1000 AF      OF AVG
__________________         ______     _______     _______
SOUTH PLATTE RIVER
 ANTERO RESERVOIR INFLOW   APR-JUL      17.4       120
 SPINNEY MTN RES INFLOW    APR-JUL      60         125
 11-MILE CANYON RES INFLOW APR-JUL      62         124
 CHEESMAN LAKE INFLOW      APR-JUL     126         126
 SOUTH PLATTE              APR-JUL     225         125

BEAR CREEK
 EVERGREEN ABV             APR-JUL      19.5       119
 MORRISON                  APR-JUL      26         118

CLEAR CREEK
 GOLDEN                    APR-JUL     137         130

ST VRAIN CREEK
 LYONS                     APR-JUL     110         125

BOULDER CREEK
 ORODELL                   APR-JUL      69         128

SOUTH BOULDER CREEK
 ELDORADO SPRINGS          APR-JUL      49         126

BIG THOMPSON RIVER
 CANYON MOUTH              APR-JUL     115         128

CACHE LA POUDRE
 CANYON MOUTH              APR-JUL     290         129

NORTH PLATTE RIVER
 NORTHGATE                 APR-JUL     350         156

COLORADO RIVER
 LAKE GRANBY               APR-JUL     310         141

WILLOW CREEK
 WILLOW CREEK RES          APR-JUL      59         126

FRASER RIVER
 WINTER PARK               APR-JUL      28         144

WILLIAMS FORK RIVER
 WILLIAMS FORK RES         APR-JUL     135         141

BLUE RIVER
 DILLON RES                APR-JUL     250         153
 GREEN MTN RES             APR-JUL     400         147

MUDDY CREEK
 WOLFORD MTN RES BLW       APR-JUL      90         167

COLORADO RIVER
 KREMMLING                 APR-JUL     1260        147

THESE FORECASTS REFLECT NATURAL FLOW ONLY.  ACTUAL OBSERVED FLOW
WILL LIKELY BE AFFECTED BY UPSTREAM WATER MANAGEMENT.

ADDITIONAL SUPPORTIVE INFORMATION (WEB ADDRESSES ARE IN LOWER CASE):
-VISIT OUR WEB SITE AT WWW.WEATHER.GOV/BOU FOR MORE LOCAL
WEATHER...CLIMATE AND STREAM INFORMATION.
-LONG RANGE PRECIPITATION AND TEMPERATURE OUTLOOKS ARE AVAILABLE AT
HTTP://WWW.CPC.NCEP.NOAA.GOV/PRODUCTS/PREDICTIONS/.
-SNOWPACK AND RESERVOIR DATA ARE AVAILABLE FROM THE NATURAL RESOURCES
CONSERVATIONS SERVICE AT HTTP://WWW.CO.NRCS.USDA.GOV/SNOW/.
-THE U.S. DROUGHT MONITOR IS AVAILABLE AT
HTTP://DROUGHT.UNL.EDU/DM/MONITOR.HTML.

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