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Posted on: February 9, 2018

Reclamation Issues Snowmelt Forecast for North Platte River Basin


The Wyoming Area Office of the Bureau of Reclamation in Mills, WY, has prepared the February snowmelt runoff forecasts and operating plans for the North Platte River Basin.

The February forecasts indicate the spring snowmelt runoff will be below average.  Total April through July runoff in the North Platte River Basin above Glendo Dam is expected to be 735,000 acre-feet (af), which is 81 percent of the 30-year average.

As of January 31, 2018, storage content in the North Platte Reservoirs amounts to 2,085,600 af, which is 135 percent of the 30-year average.  The total conservation storage capacity of the North Platte Reservoir System is approximately 2,815,900 af.

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