NIDIS Weekly Climate, Water and Drought Assessment Summary of the Upper Colorado River Basin

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Here are this week’s notes from the Colorado Climate Center. Here’s an excerpt:

For
 the 
month 
of 
June,
 much
 of
 the
 northern 
portions 
of 
the 
Upper 
Colorado
 River
 Basin
 (UCRB)
 received
 between 
100%
 to
 200% 
of
 their
 average
 precipitation. 

The
 Four 
Corners 
was
the 
driest 
region 
of 
the
 basin
 for 
the 
month, 
receiving 
less
 than
 30% 
of 
average.

 The 
San
 Luis
 Valley
 was 
also 
very
 dry
 for
 the 
month,
 only 
seeing 
about 
10%
 of 
its
 average
 precipitation. 

Much 
of
eastern
 Colorado
 received 
between 
50% 
and
 100% 
of 
average 
precipitation 
for
 the 
month,
 with 
parts 
of 
southeastern
 CO
 seeing
 over 
100%
 of 
average 
from
 just 
a
 couple
 of
 storms.

Last 
week, 
the 
heaviest 
amounts
 of 
precipitation 
fell 
over 
northeast
 Utah
 and 
southwest 
Wyoming
 with
 amounts
 totalling 
between 
half
 an 
inch
 to 
over 
2 
inches 
in
 some
 spots
. 

The 
mountains
 of
 northern 
CO
 and
 northeast 
CO 
received 
between
 a
 quarter 
inch
 to
 an 
inch 
of 
moisture
 for 
the 
week. The 
drought 
stricken
 areas 
in
 the 
southern 
portion 
of
 the
 UCRB 
and
 in
 southern
 CO
 remained
 dry,
 seeing
 less 
than
 a 
tenth
 of 
an
 inch
 over 
the 
week.


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