My Lake Powell Forecast

It looks to me like the Upper Colorado Basin has about ten more snow melt days ahead, and the Green River Basin has about twenty.

I figure (10 days * 0.8 feet/day) + (10 days * 0.4 feet/day) = 12 feet of rise above the current level by mid-July. This puts the level up close to the long-term average for mid-July, and of course doesn’t include any possible additional runoff from rain.

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1 Response to My Lake Powell Forecast

  1. Jimbo says:

    Ahhhh, those were the days. 😉

    “”Even if you are intuitively opposed to it, you should do your homework,” said Patzert, a climatologist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena. ……………The higher temperatures, in turn, have a profound effect on water supply by causing less snow in the mountains and a more rapid snowmelt, which makes it harder to capture the life-sustaining resource. ……………..”If you think it’s dry now … it’s going to get drier,” Patzert said…………”You will never see Lake Powell full again, ever,” Patzert predicted. ” – June 21, 2007

    Snowfalls are now a thing of the past. Expect more snowlackof with global warming.

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