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Lat: 38.77N, Lon: 112.08W
Wx Zone: UTZ014 CWA Used: SLC

Utah Drought Monitor

The Utah Drought monitor is a subset of the United States Monitor, issued every Thursday morning, based on drought conditions the previous Tuesday. The map below shows the current drought level around the state, and the percent of Utah land area in each drought level compared to the previous week.

Read an explanation of the drought intensities and what they mean.

Utah Drought Monitor

Utah Hydrologic Information Statement

Note that if drought conditions are not being experienced, or in the case of river flooding or heavy rain, this statement may be used to indicate river flows or flood potential.

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HYDROLOGIC OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SALT LAKE CITY UTAH
WATER SUPPLY SUMMARY
115 PM MST THU MAR 5 2015

UTAH FLOOD POTENTIAL FLOOD OUTLOOK
                                

THE 2015 SPRING RUNOFF FLOOD POTENTIAL DUE TO SNOWMELT IS NOT HIGH 
AT THIS TIME FOR THE GREAT BASIN, AS WELL AS THE SEVIER, VIRGIN, 
PRICE/SAN RAFAEL, AND THE DUCHESNE RIVER BASINS.

CURRENT SNOWPACK CONDITIONS IN THE ABOVE BASINS ARE BELOW AVERAGE.  
CURRENT SEASONAL SNOWPACK CONDITIONS AS A PERCENT OF MEDIAN ARE:

BEAR RIVER BASIN64%
WEBER RIVER BASIN69%
SIX CREEKS RIVER BASIN59%
UTAH LAKE RIVER BASIN61%
DUCHESNE RIVER BASIN70%
UPPER GREEN RIVER BASIN115%
LAKE POWELL RIVER BASIN84%
SEVIER RIVER BASIN89%
VIRGIN RIVER BASIN81%

CURRENTLY, THE FOLLOWING SITES ARE FORECAST TO PEAK AT OR ABOVE THE 
BANKFULL FLOW AT THE GIVEN EXCEEDANCE LEVEL:

BEAR RIVER AT EVANSTON, WY 10%

NO SITES ARE CURRENTLY FORECASTED TO REACH FLOOD STAGE AT THIS TIME.

SPECIFIC FORECAST PROCEDURES AND FLOOD FLOW LEVELS DO NOT EXIST FOR 
ALL STREAMS. GIVEN CURRENT SNOWPACK CONDITIONS, BELOW AVERAGE TO 
NEAR AVERAGE PEAKS MAY BE ANTICIPATED THROUGHOUT THE STATE

CURRENT VOLUME FORECASTS FOR THE APRIL THROUGH JULY RUNOFF PERIOD 
ARE BELOW AVERAGE TO NEAR AVERAGE FOR MUCH OF THE STATE.  IN 
PARTICULAR, VOLUME FORECASTS IN THE SOUTHERN PORTION OF THE STATE 
AND GREAT BASIN ARE WELL BELOW AVERAGE.

IT SHOULD BE EMPHASIZED THAT SNOW CONDITIONS COULD CHANGE 
SIGNIFICANTLY BEFORE SEASONAL RUNOFF BEGINS. WHILE SPRING 
TEMPERATURES AFFECT THE PATTERN OF SNOWMELT RUNOFF AND, 
CONSEQUENTLY, THE MAGNITUDE OF PEAK FLOWS, PEAK FLOWS ALSO 
APPROXIMATELY CORRESPOND TO VOLUMETRIC FLOWS. IT IS ALSO IMPORTANT 
TO RECOGNIZE THAT AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF MUCH ABOVE AVERAGE 
TEMPERATURES OR HEAVY RAINFALL DURING THE MELT PERIOD CAN CAUSE OR 
EXACERBATE FLOODING PROBLEMS IN ANY YEAR.

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BRIAN MCINERNEY
HYDROLOGIST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE