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Bureau of Reclamation predicts full water supply for North Platte Basin

Posted in Water Watch

Scottsbluff Star-Herald:

The Bureau of Reclamation forecasts for the North Platte River Basin indicate that there will be a full water supply for the growing year.

The Wyoming Area Office in Mills said in its May 10 snowmelt runoff forecast for the North Platte River Basin that runoff for the spring will be above average. Total April through July runoff in the North Platte River Basin above Glendo Dam is expected to be 1,004,000 acre-feet (ae-ft), which is 111% of the 30-year average. Approximately 228,500 ae-ft of the forecast volume was accumulated during April, which is 151% of the April average.

“Based on this month’s projection of above-average runoff, we expect the North Platte Basin water contractors will have a full water supply this year,” Wyoming Area Manager Carlie Ronca said in the news release.