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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  
Flood Potential Outlook
251 pm March 3rd, 2017

             Utah Flood Potential Outlook 
                       March 3rd, 2017                      

   
The 2017 spring runoff flood potential due to snowmelt is high for 
Weber, Provo, Duchesne and Bear River basins of Utah at this time. 
This potential is due to the much above median snow conditions in 
all of these areas. It should also be emphasized that snow typically 
accumulates into mid April and even May and that the threat of 
spring flooding will largely be determined by hydrometeorologic 
events that occur during the next several months. Conditions in the 
Virgin and Sevier River basin are near normal. Conditions in the Six 
Creeks basin near Salt Lake City are above average but not as high 
as in the Provo, Weber, Bear or Duchesne and Green River Basins. 

February month to date precipitation is much above average in 
central and northern Utah. The snow water equivalent in the Weber, 
Provo, Duchesne and Bear River basins are much above normal with 
many of our snow gaging locations already exceeding the annual peak 
snowpack which typically occur in mid April or early May. The 
current snow water equivalent is 165% of median in the Weber River 
drainage, 197% of median in the Provo River drainage, 191% of median 
in the Duchesne and 160% of median in the Bear River headwaters. 
Many of Utah's SNOTEL's are currently ranked in the top 3 highest 
years for the period of record.  Additionally several are ranked as 
the highest in the period of record at near 200% of median as of 
February 15. 

Current volumetric forecasts for the April through July runoff 
period are much above average for all of the above mentioned basins 
with the exception of those in south central and southern Utah.

Although spring temperatures affect the pattern of snowmelt runoff 
and consequently the magnitude of peak flows, peak flows may roughly 
correspond to volumetric flows in their magnitude. It is also 
important to keep in mind that an extended period of much above 
normal temperatures or heavy rainfall during the melt period can 
cause or exacerbate flooding problems during any year.

The spring runoff flood potential will continue to be updated as 
conditions evolve.
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Brian McInerney
Hydrologist
National Weather Service