Owyhee seat of pants 2012 recession analysis
who has a different guess:
Quick and dirty runoff analysis:
1968 somewhat dryer than 2012
2007 somewhat wetter than 2012
Sum of average daily flow from start of runoff to when flow dropped below 1000 cfs for the remainder of the year:
So far this year in 2012: 32291, which is an intermediate value to the 1968 and 2007 runoff index values above.
This quick and dirty assessment would suggest that unless we get some big storms, the Owyhee is probably on the decline right now and will remain below 1000 cfs the rest of the season, with a chance to spike based on rainstorm events, which are usually of short and intense duration, but not from longer extended snow pack runoff events.
Daily flow at rome gage: