Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-22-2009   #11
denver, Colorado
Paddling Since: 1994
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 172
Three cheers for klamb. The buzz should do something for the wonderful Kara

Originally Posted by klamb View Post
Hi All,
This is a really good question. Everyone is starting to share the data, but you know, it's still too early to make any real guesses about the run-off season.

If you're tracking the Blue or the Colorado: our December numbers showed that we had above average precipitation and inflow to our mountain reservoirs like Green Mountain and Granby. But, our snowpack numbers show everything still below average, except for the Upper Arkansas Basin which is currently above average (as someone already mentioned).

As for me, I'm curious what will happen in March and April. We could sure use more snow on the east side...


Its called a Lurk. Its what the old Norwegians used before we cut em up into two pieces
SSOWDEN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2009   #12
phlyingfish's Avatar
Moscow, Idaho
Paddling Since: 1995
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 269
Craw's already looking for some more North Forkin'. Snotel data for slected Udaho drainages as of 1/22/09:

SWE= snow water equivalent (the more relevant number for runoff)

Clearwater: 97% SWE, 112% YTD precip
Salmon: 96% SWE, 97% YTD precip -MF and Main headwaters have less snow than SF
Payette: 88% SWE, 89% YTD precip
Boise: 86% SWE, 93% YTD precip
Bruneau: 107% SWE, 120% YTD precip
Owyhee: 93% SWE, 108% YTD precip

We need more for another Bladder/high water NF into June year.

"A river is more than an amenity, it is a treasure."
-Oliver Wendell Holmes writing for the majority in New Jersey v. New York
phlyingfish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2009   #13
rivermanryan's Avatar
Durango, Colorado
Paddling Since: 1999
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 580
Here is what I have for the San Juan River gages (below Navajo) - Most Probable Forecast - 50 percentile.

Send me an email if you want Animas in Durango or SJ above Navajo.

Kara is right - I can't emphasize enough, this is only based on the January Forecast, and things will likely change a lot by the time the runoff starts.
The attached graph uses our operation data from Navajo Dam, a historical comparison to the current forecast for the Animas contribution, and historical gain and loss between gages on those dates for the San Juan.

For more details on this subject, come to our Operations Meeting next Tuesday in Farmington, NM (1pm - Civic Center)
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	SanJuanRiverFlows.jpg
Views:	105
Size:	105.5 KB
ID:	954  
rivermanryan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2009   #14
Chief Niwot's Avatar
West of Boulder, Colorado
Paddling Since: 1998
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 643
We need snow on the East side of the divide for Boulder Creek, North/south Saint Vrain and around Estes Park for sure! Seems like a year of high wind, warm January and little snow so far.

Chief Niwot is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Topic Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Snow Pack Mut Whitewater Kayaking 0 08-27-2007 02:25 PM
Have you been watching the snow pack?!!!!!! TheKid Whitewater Kayaking 16 04-19-2007 02:48 PM
Snow pack update basil Whitewater Kayaking 2 01-04-2006 10:09 AM
Idaho Snow Pack rivergod Whitewater Kayaking 10 04-13-2005 11:12 AM
Snow pack? russllmar Whitewater Kayaking 1 12-30-2003 04:36 PM

» Classified Ads
NRS Whitewater Kayak...

posted by sunsurfsnow

Brand new, still has tag. Price is $20 less than retail and...

Demo 2016 Jackson 2 Fun

posted by 4CRS

Used 2016 Jackson 2Fun whitewater kayak - lightly used demo...

Wave Sport Ethos 10

posted by davidwsilver

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:03 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.