June 27, 2014
With below-average precipitation and the current reservoir storage, it is important to manage our resources wisely.
June 27: Average temperatures are lower this week than normal for the season. Watering may be reduced during the week. The water supply outlook for the Provo basin indicates total snowpack concluded at 72% of average. Given current conditions, most watersheds will have melted out by early June. The remaining water season will rely heavily on precipitation and reservoir storage, which for the month of May ended at 77% and 74% respectively. According to the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) most recent report, “Water users with reservoir storage may have short supplies this year across much of the state, and those reliant on direct stream flow will experience shortages.”