Arkansas River Basin snowpack update for January 2019

Posted on January 9, 2019

January 2019 Snowpack.

Arkansas River Basin snowpack above average

The Arkansas River Basin snowpack got off to a great start and is still looking good for this time of year with above average readings and low elevation snow throughout the basin. Current snowpack for the full Arkansas River Basin is 109% of normal (219% of last year) with key drainages being even better. Brumley Snotel is at 136% of normal and Fremont Pass Snotel is at 118%.

This is a good start, but we have over half the snowpack season to go with the rest of January, February, March and April still to come.

Reservoir storage in the Arkansas River Basin is 92% of average, according to the Natural Resource Conservation Service. This means that an above average snowpack would likely result in above average flows on the Arkansas River.

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