Posts Tagged ‘spring runoff’

This Week’s Rain Only Slightly Helpful For NCW Summer Water Supply

Conservation and drought – two words you don’t to hear when forecasting the state water supply through September. Marcus Bellissimo reports this week’s rain meant good things for some areas of Central Washington at risk of drought this year. The lowland precipitation will help with soil moisture, but it won’t make up for the shortage…

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Lake Chelan Water Levels on the Rise, Even with High Spillway

We’re talking Memorial Day weekend on KOHO today – a holiday where thousands of people come to North Central Washington to enjoy its hiking, biking, wineries and waterways. And in terms of water and boating, Lake Chelan takes the top spot, arguably the city’s busiest weekend of the year. Jay Witherbee with our sister station…

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2017 Likely Wettest Year for Pacific Northwest Since 2011

On Monday we told you about a new record set at Rocky Reach Dam in April – the highest average monthly river flow past the dam since measurements started on the Columbia in 1914. And depending on weather, forecasters predict flows will likely increase through this month. Northwest River Center forecasts are for Columbia River…

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Lake Chelan Water Levels Just Below Average

Even with the cold, snow, icy winter that seems to have gone on too long, snowpack in the basin above Lake Chelan is below normal. The Chelan PUD’s Energy Trading Analyst Becky Keating tells KOHO so far the Lake Chelan basin runoff forecast for April-July is at 89% of average. But, the below-average snowpack has…

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