NO 2012 BOATABLE RELEASES EXPECTED
Although the March 1 forecast looked promising based on February snow, the month of March turned dry with negligible precipitation. The warm weather and lost snow forced the April 1 forecast to drop by 90,000 AF. Runoff really picked up over the last two weeks, flows above Dolores are running above 800 CFS. The snowpack is down to 40% and will not last long and is not expected to fill McPhee Reservoir. Natural flows downriver at Slickrock may have peaked due to lack of lower snowpack and early warm weather.
This late in the season it is difficult to expect much change. No new storms are shown in the forecast.
McPhee releases are currently scheduled at 50 CFS for April, 60 CFS in May and 70 CFS in June.