Water Watch 2013-2014

Water Watch 2013 - 2014

Great Salt Lake

September 30, 2014

WATER LEVEL

Current   Gain / Loss 
Current Water Level  4193.5'and Stable  
Water Level on January 1st  4194.4' -0.9'
 Net Gain (Or Loss) Since January 1st -0.9'  
Highest Recorded (stable) level for the year  4195.1, March 19 -1.6'
 Lowest Recorded (stable) level for the year 4193.4  +0.1' 
Salinity (south half)     14%

 

CURRENT PRECIPITATION STATS

Precipitation % of Normal for the Month (to-date)  207% 
Precipitation % of Normal for the Water Year 96%
Precipitation % of Normal since January 1st 106%
 We have received the equivalent moisture (water year to) Sept 4st

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%

 

PRECIPITATION SUMMARY

   *Calendar Year *Water Year
Normal Annual Precipitation  16.5" 13.02"
How Much have We Received So Far 15.35" 9.48"
Percentage Received So Far Towards Our Goal 93% 73%
How Much More Do We Need To Make Our Goal 1.15" 3.54"

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

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

 

MONTHLY REPORT

 Month Normal Precipitation  Precip. for Month  Percentage of Normal  Note
October 1.57"   49% Bad Month!
November 1.4" 0.62" 44% Bad Month!
December 1.23"  1.67" 126% GOOD MONTH!
January 1.37" 1.21" 88% A changing trend?
February 1.33" 1.57" 118% Awesome!
March 1.91" 1.11" 58% Low
April 2.02" 1.55" 77% Not the best of months.
May 2.09" 0.95" 45%  Very Dry Month
June 0.77" 1.29 130% AWESOME!!!!
July 0.72" 0.48" 67% Last minute rebound
August 0.76" 1.77" 233% BIG, BIG MONTH!!!
September 1.33" 2.40" 180% WHAT A COMEBACK!!
Annual 16.5" 15.35" 93%  

 

ANNUAL WIND REPORT

  • Strongest gust of wind ever recorded at Great Salt Lake Marina 214mph in January 2005
  • Strongest recorded gust for 2014: 78mph on April 22nd
  • Strongest recorded gust for 2013: 65mph on January 10th
  • Strongest recorded gust for 2012: 88mph on March 26th
  • Strongest recorded gust for 2011: 86mph on February 16th
  • Strongest recorded gust for 2010: 90mph on April 28th
  • Strongest recorded gust for 2009: 89mph on August 6th
  • Strongest recorded gust for 2008: 78mph
  • Strongest recorded gust for 2007: 104mph