2017 Water Supplies Are Looking Up

January 9, 2017, by EBD Hydro

By January 9 this year, the first snow packs were already at 124 percent of normal, according to the USDA NRCS. By March, the snow pack levels had reached about 90 - 170 percent across the state. While the reservoir storage was still below average, the typical seasonal trend is for the melting snowpack throughout the summer to provide the remainder of water needed for the rivers and irrigation canals.

With precipitation expected to be below average from May until August, the additional water ensures a sufficiently wet season for farmers and irrigators!

The annual water resources conference returns to Rose City (Portland), in November, 2017, for those who want to learn more (here).

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