Upper Colorado River Snowpack Database

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ENTIRE UPPER COLORADO RIVER BASIN
As of: 2016-07-18
Day #292 of Water Year 2016
All water measurements in inches

LOCATIONSAVG
ELEVATION
AVG
CUR SWE
AVG
SWE AVG
PCT
SWE AVG
AVG
CUR TP
AVG
TP AVG
PCT
TP AVG
SNOWPACK
MAX DATE *
SNOWPACK
MAX AMT *
PCT of
MAX AMT *
114
9582
0.070
0.1 *
70%
24.894
26.012
95.7%
April 15th
17.746
0.39%
* Denotes that Avg SWE (snow water equiv) is 0.000 but is adjusted up to 0.1 for calculation purposes

Summary of River Basin Averages that drain into Lake Powell

RIVER BASIN
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LOCATIONSAVG
ELEVATION
AVG
CUR SWE
AVG
SWE AVG
PCT
SWE AVG
AVG
CUR TP
AVG
TP AVG
PCT
TP AVG
SNOWPACK
MAX DATE *
SNOWPACK
MAX AMT *
PCT of
MAX AMT *
ANIMAS RIVER
9
10415
0.075
0.1 *
75%
30.767
30.111
102.18%
April 6th
20.422
0.37%
COLORADO RIVER PLATEAUS
3
8700
0.000
0.1 *
0%
25.633
21.833
117.40%
March 31st
11.800
0%
DOLORES/SAN MIGUEL RIVER
7
10041
0.040
0.1 *
40%
37.400
26.286
142.28%
April 1st
16.057
0.25%
DUCHESNE RIVER
15
9383
0.047
0.1 *
47%
21.453
23.673
90.62%
April 1st
14.893
0.32%
GUNNISON RIVER
12
10203
0.022
0.1 *
22%
26.445
27.467
96.28%
April 15th
17.108
0.13%
MUDDY/FREMONT/ESCALANTE RIVER
4
9475
0.175
0.1 *
175%
18.700
18.875
99.07%
April 1st
16.475
1.06%
PRICE/SAN RAFAEL RIVER
7
9236
0.371
0.1 *
371%
19.900
23.171
85.88%
April 1st
15.600
2.38%
ROARING FORK RIVER
7
9814
0.000
0.1 *
0%
25.114
27.814
90.29%
April 15th
22.671
0%
SAN JUAN RIVER HEADWATERS
9
10619
0.000
0.1 *
0%
26.600
30.944
85.96%
April 15th
19.067
0%
UPPER COLORADO RIVER HEADWATERS
15
10119
0.036
0.1 *
36%
24.571
25.433
96.61%
April 14th
14.713
0.24%
UPPER GREEN RIVER
19
8794
0.040
0.1 *
40%
22.368
22.284
100.38%
April 15th
19.905
0.2%
YAMPA/WHITE RIVER
18
9256
0.038
0.1 *
38%
31.589
32.028
98.63%
April 16th
29.080
0.13%
* Denotes that Avg SWE (snow water equiv) is 0.000 but is adjusted up to 0.1 for calculation purposes



Abbreviations Legend:
-- indicates the either no measurement taken or data not received
SWE = Snow Water Equivilent
SWE is the amount of water in a volume of snow, measured by weight
TP = Total Precipitation
AVG SWE = Average Snow Water Equivilent for date listed above
AVG TP = Average Total Precipitation for date listed above
PCT SWE AVG = SWE as a Percent of Average SWE for that date
PCT TP AVG = TP as a Percent of Average TP for that date
  Percent of Average Numbers are calculated only for those stations that report for a given date
  A non-reporting station is eliminated from the calculation of overall averages, not treated as a 0
* Max Snowpack numbers and dates come from NRCS data for previous year

Colors Legend:
Red, less than 50% of average
Orange, between 50% and 80% of average
Green, between 80% and 120% of average
Blue, between 120% and 150% of average
Purple, greater than 150% of average

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