Water Watch Report 2010-2011

Water Watch Report 2011-2012

Great Salt Lake

Sepbemter 30, 2012

WATER LEVEL

 

Current Gain/Loss
Current Water Level 4196.3' and dropping
Water Level on January 1st 4197.8 -1.5
Net Gain (Or Loss) since January 1st -1.5
Highest Recorded (stable) level for the year 4198.6' March 20 -2.3'
Lowest Recorded (stable) level for the year 4197.4' October 4

-1.1

Salinity (South Half): 11%

CURRENT PRECIPITATION STATS

 

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

57%

Precipitation % of Normal for the Water Year 72%
Precipitation % of Normal since January 1st 71%
We have received the equivelant moisture (water year to) May 5, 2012

CURRENT SNOWPACK STATS

 

Snowpack % of Normal for Whole GSL Drainage

0%

Snowpack % of Normal for Bear River Basin 0%
Snowpack % of Normal for Weber/Ogden Basin 0%
Snowpack % of Normal for Provo/Jordan 0%

9

PRECIPITATION SUMMARY

 

*Calendar Year *Water Year
Normal Annual Precipitation 16.5" 13.02"
How Much have We Received So Far 11.19" 9.59"
Percentage Received So Far Towards Our Goal 68% 74%
How much more do we need to make our goal 5.31" 3.43"

* 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" 1.59" 101% Just above average
November 1.4" 1.6" 114% Another month above average!
December 1.23" .03 2% December - The Lost Month
January 1.37" 1.79 146% Big Month!
February 1.33" 1.14 90% Average Month
March 1.91" 0.58 47% STUCK on DRY
April 2.02" 2.29 113% April DELIVERED!
May 2.09" 0.55 26% Dry!
June 0.77" 0.0 0% Another lost month.
July 0.72" 0.76 101% Normal
August 0.76" 0.45 30% So - So
September 1.33" .41 31% Thank God this horrible month is over
Annual

16.5"

11.19" 68%

ANNUAL WIND REPORT

  • Strongest recorded gust ever recorded at Great Salt Lake Marina: 214mph in January 2005
  • Strongest Recorded Gust for 2012: 88mph March 26th
  • 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

Bad year.