Snowpack & Reservoir Levels, More Information

Key: Snowpack & Reservoir Levels, modified to show Surcharge/Flood Pool

EXPLANATION OF LEGEND LABELS:

Facility Name: Name of dam or reservoir.

% total capacity – Percentage of total storage capacity used by water currently stored in the reservoir.

% daily historical average – Amount of water currently stored in the reservoir, as compared to historical levels on this date (25-year average).

Total Capacity in thousands of acre-feet (kaf) – Total capacity of the reservoir in thousands of acre-feet* (kaf) <more information>.

Flood (control) capacity in thousands of acre-feet (kaf) – Reservoir capacity allocated to the sole purpose of regulating flood inflows to reduce flood damage downstream <more information>.

Outflow in cubic feet per second (cfs) – This is the total discharge from the reservoir including releases from the river outlet works, canal outlet, municipal outlet, power plant, spillway, and any other releases which might apply.

% daily historical average snowpack – Current snowpack (in snow-water equivalents) as compared to historical levels on this date (10-year average)


*An acre-foot = 325,851 gallons, or the amount of water needed to cover 1 acre (43,560 square feet) 1 foot deep.

An example of an automated hydrologic and meteorologic monitoring (Hydromet) station that are located throughout the Great Plains Region.
An example of an automated hydrologic and meteorologic monitoring (Hydromet) station that are located throughout the Great Plains Region.

Last Updated: 4/28/15