Upper Colorado River Snowpack Database

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ENTIRE UPPER COLORADO RIVER BASIN
As of: 2016-08-24
Day #329 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
0.079
0.1 *
79%
27.132
28.706
94.52%
April 15th
17.746
0.45%
* 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
0.100
0.1 *
100%
34.389
34.367
100.06%
April 6th
20.422
0.49%
COLORADO RIVER PLATEAUS
3
8700
0.100
0.1 *
100%
31.100
24.933
124.73%
March 31st
11.800
0.85%
DOLORES/SAN MIGUEL RIVER
7
10041
0.067
0.1 *
67%
32.000
30.114
106.26%
April 1st
16.057
0.42%
DUCHESNE RIVER
15
9383
0.027
0.1 *
27%
22.933
26.320
87.13%
April 1st
14.893
0.18%
GUNNISON RIVER
12
10203
0.060
0.1 *
60%
29.167
30.483
95.68%
April 15th
17.108
0.35%
MUDDY/FREMONT/ESCALANTE RIVER
4
9475
0.050
0.1 *
50%
20.825
21.725
95.86%
April 1st
16.475
0.3%
PRICE/SAN RAFAEL RIVER
7
9236
0.329
0.1 *
329%
21.914
25.429
86.18%
April 1st
15.600
2.11%
ROARING FORK RIVER
7
9814
0.029
0.1 *
29%
27.200
30.486
89.22%
April 15th
22.671
0.13%
SAN JUAN RIVER HEADWATERS
9
10619
0.038
0.1 *
38%
31.822
35.111
90.63%
April 15th
19.067
0.2%
UPPER COLORADO RIVER HEADWATERS
15
10119
0.113
0.1 *
113%
27.608
28.107
98.22%
April 14th
14.713
0.77%
UPPER GREEN RIVER
19
8794
0.071
0.1 *
71%
22.995
24.042
95.65%
April 15th
19.905
0.36%
YAMPA/WHITE RIVER
18
9256
0.075
0.1 *
75%
33.964
33.933
100.09%
April 16th
29.080
0.26%
* 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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