April showers boost Clearwater Basin snowpack to 109 percent of average
Continual wet weather since mid-March and a burst of April showers have created a bright outlook to Idaho’s water supply forecast, according to experts at the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).
“So far, so good for the water supply forecast,” said Ron Abramovich, NRCS water supply specialist.
Snowmelt season is nearly here and snowpacks across Idaho vary widely from 60% to over 120% of average. Most basins are near average. So far, only lower elevation drainages of the Owyhee and Weiser Rivers and have had their season snowmelt peak flow.
Although the warm days in mid-April kick-started the snowpack melt, Abramovich said cooler end-of-month temperatures slowed the melt, which pays off later in the season by stretching out the water supply….Thinking of Buying Idaho Land? Check us out at www.myidahocountry.com
Courtesy, Clearwater Progress, Kamiah Idaho