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Water Watch Report 2010-2011

Great Salt Lake

September 30th 2011 WATER LEVEL

  Level at end of Water Year Gain/Loss
Current Water Level 4197.4'  
Water Level on January 1st 2011 4194.5' 3.0
Net Gain (Or Loss) since January 1st 3.0'  
Highest Recorded (stable) level for the year 4198.5' July 9 -1.'
Lowest Recorded (stable) level for the year 4193.6' Late October

3.9'

Salinity (South Half):   14%

 

CURRENT PRECIPITATION STATS

Precipitation % of Normal for the Month (to-date)

NA%

Precipitation % of Normal for the Water Year 150%
Precipitation % of Normal since January 1st 140%
We Have Received the Equivalent (normal water year) Water to this Date: -> Mar. 4, 12,  Exceeded Calendar Year

 

CURRENT SNOWPACK STATS

Snowpack % of Normal for Whole GSL Drainage

%

Snowpack % of Normal for Bear River Basin %
Snowpack % of Normal for Weber/Ogden Basin %
Snowpack % of Normal for Provo/Jordan %

 

PRECIPITATION SUMMARY

  *Calendar Year *Water Year
Normal Annual Precipitation 16.5" 13.02"
How Much Did We Receive this Water Year 23.66 21.21"
Percentage Received Towards Our Goal 143% 163%
We have exceeded both Calendar year and Water year goals! -7.16" -8.19"

 * Precipitation summary for Calendar Year is the amount we usually receive from Janary 1st through December.

* Water Year summary is the amount we received from October 1st through May.

 

MONTHLY REPORT2

Month Normal Precip Precip. Received to-date Percent of Normal for the Whole Month Summary
October 1.57" 2.09" 133% Awesome Month!
November 1.4" 2.64" 176% Awesome Month!
December 1.23" 3.04" 247% BLOWOUT!
January 1.37"  0.64" 47%  Not our best month
February 1.33"  1.07 80% Climbed out of the hole in the end
March 1.91" 2.53 132% Awesome Month
April 2.02" 4.06 201%  BLOWOUT!
May 2.09" 5.14 246% BLOWOUT!
June 0.77" 1.13 147% Awesome Month
July 0.72" 0.59 82% Climbed out of the hole on the last day
August 0.76" 0.52  68% Not a stellar performance
September 1.33" .11 8% DRY!
Annual

16.5"

23.66" 143% BLOWOUT!

 

ANNUAL WIND REPORT

  • Strongest recorded gust ever recorded at Great Salt Lake Marina: 214mph in January 2005
  • Strongest Recorded Gust for 2011: 86mph on February16th
  • Maximum Recorded Gust for 2010: 90mph on April 28th
  • Maximum Recorded Gust for 2009: 89mph on August 6th
  • Maximum Recorded Gust for 2008: 78mph
  • Maximum Gust for 2007: 104mph

 

WHERE ARE WE NOW - A QUICK SUMMARY

What an awesome water year we have had.  The lake rise has been historic.  The previous record for a rise in the spring was 4.75'.  We hit 4.95' this year topping off at 4198.55.

We started out the water year with a lake level of 4193.7 and dropped to a low if 4193.6 in November

We topped out at 4198.55 early July

We ended the water year at 4197.4 for a net gain of 3.7 feet