Upper Colorado River Snowpack Database

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Colorado

Gunnison

ENTIRE UPPER COLORADO RIVER BASIN
As of: 2016-12-10
Day #71 of Water Year 2017
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
3.446
4.300
80.14%
5.132
6.536
78.52%
April 15th
17.746
19.42%

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
3.511
5.067
69.29%
4.678
8.167
57.28%
April 6th
20.422
17.19%
COLORADO RIVER PLATEAUS
3
8700
2.267
2.167
104.61%
4.600
5.633
81.66%
March 31st
11.800
19.21%
DOLORES/SAN MIGUEL RIVER
7
10041
3.386
4.314
78.49%
4.257
6.829
62.34%
April 1st
16.057
21.09%
DUCHESNE RIVER
15
9383
2.780
3.520
78.98%
4.473
5.987
74.71%
April 1st
14.893
18.67%
GUNNISON RIVER
12
10203
3.442
4.825
71.34%
4.158
7.058
58.91%
April 15th
17.108
20.12%
MUDDY/FREMONT/ESCALANTE RIVER
4
9475
2.050
2.150
95.35%
3.175
4.650
68.28%
April 1st
16.475
12.44%
PRICE/SAN RAFAEL RIVER
7
9236
3.357
3.286
102.16%
4.600
5.971
77.04%
April 1st
15.600
21.52%
ROARING FORK RIVER
7
9814
3.843
4.671
82.27%
4.643
6.871
67.57%
April 15th
22.671
16.95%
SAN JUAN RIVER HEADWATERS
9
10619
4.000
5.878
68.05%
4.511
8.544
52.80%
April 15th
19.067
20.98%
UPPER COLORADO RIVER HEADWATERS
15
10119
3.353
4.373
76.68%
4.567
5.987
76.28%
April 14th
14.713
22.79%
UPPER GREEN RIVER
19
8794
3.858
3.916
98.52%
7.563
5.321
142.13%
April 15th
19.905
19.38%
YAMPA/WHITE RIVER
18
9256
4.067
5.533
73.50%
5.911
7.894
74.88%
April 16th
29.080
13.99%



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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