Weather for Richfield, Utah
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 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.
000 FGUS75 KSLC 011608 ESFSLC Hydrologic Outlook National Weather Service Salt Lake City Water Supply Summary 1006 MDT JUN 1 2016 Utah Rivers To Reach Highest Levels This Weekend With temperatures forecast to reach into the mid-80's this weekend... Utah's rivers fed by mid and high elevation watersheds will reach their highest levels of the year. However...flooding is not anticipated at this time. Utah's major river systems will once again experience below average runoff again this spring. This is the fifth below average runoff year, dating back to 2012. The meager runoff volumes are due primarily to dry low snowfall...dry soils...and a premature warming during February and early March. Upper elevation watersheds including the Bear...Weber...and Provo rivers are forecast to see 83%...78%...and 75% respectively. Lower elevation watersheds did not fare as well due to the premature February warming period. For example Emigration Creek and City Creek which feed the Salt Lake Valley are forecast to produce 20% and 65% respectively. Although the majority of this year's hydrologic picture has been one of dry conditions and low flows...Utah's small to mid sized reservoirs are in relatively good shape...averaging near 80% of full. Larger reservoirs will take multiple years to fill. These include Bear Lake...Lake Powell...and Scofield Reservoir. With the increase in flows this weekend...it is imperative that we understand these waters are incredibly hazardous. Streams and rivers fed by spring snowmelt runoff are flowing swift...cold...and dangerous. If you or your children happen to fall into a mountain fed stream hypothermia is expected within minutes. Please monitor your children and use prudent judgment when venturing near these dangerous waterways. $$ Brian McInerney Hydrologist National Weather Service