September 30, 2015


WATER LEVEL


  Level Gain/Loss
Current Lake Level 4192.6  
Water Level - January 1, 2015 4193.5 -0.9
Water Level - October 1, 2014 4193.4 -0.8
Highest Recorded Stable Level for the Water Year 4194.4 -1.8
Lowest Recorded Stable Level for Water Year 4192.7 -0.1
Salinity (South Half - Gilbert Bay 16%  

CURRENT PRECIPITATION STATS

  Percentage
Precipitation % of Normal for the Month (To Date)  144%
Precipitation % of Normal for the Water Year 93%
Precipitation % of Normal Since January 1 110%
We have received the equivalent moisture (water year to) Aug. 20


CURRENT SNOWPACK STATS


Percentage
Snowpack of Normal for Whole GSL Drainage Area 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? 12.89" 10.4"
Percentage Received So Far Towards Our Goal 78% 80%
How Much More Do We Need To Make Our Goal? 3.61" 2.62"

Calendar Year begins January 1 and goes to December 31st

Water Year begins October 1st and runs through May 31st.  After that we switch to Evaporation Months



MONTHLY PRECIPITATION / WIND SUMMARY

Month Normal Precip. Precip. for Month % of Normal Highest Gust Note
October 1.57" 0.01" 1%   Catastrophic Month
November 1.4" 0.61" 39% 79mph Lost Month!
December 1.23"  1.40" 114%   56mph Dec. 13 REBOUND!
January 1.37" 0.86" 63%  27mph  Bad Month
February 1.33"   0.30" 23%  46mph February 6 Lost Month! 
March  1.91"  0.71" 37%  59mph March 23  Lost Month! 
April 2.02"  2.32"  115% 81mph April 14  Recovery!
May 2.09" 4.19" 200% 46mph May 12  Crazy awesome month!
June  0.77"  0.65  84% 58mph June 1st Below average
July  0.72"  1.22  158% 58mph July 4  Phenomenal Month!
August 0.76"  0.84"   111% 65mph SUSTAINED Aug 7  Phenomenal Month! 
September 1.33"   1.74" 131%  61 mph September 14  Great Month 
Annual 16.5" 12.89" 78% 81mph  Lost Year!


ANNUAL WIND REPORT

Strongest Gust for Calendar Year  Gust
Strongest gust ever recorded at Great Salt Lake Marina 214mph in January 2005
Strongest Gust for 2015 81mph April 14
Strongest Gust for 2014 79mph November 1st
Strongest Gust for 2013 78mph on April 22nd
Strongest Gust for 2012 65mph on January 10th
Strongest Gust for 2011 88mph on March 26th
Strongest Gust for 2010 90mph on April 28th
Strongest Gust for 2009 89mph on August 6th
Strongest Gust for 2008 78mph
Strongest Gust for 2007 104mph


LONG TERM WEATHER FORECAST SUMMARY FOR THE GREAT SALT LAKE DRAINAGE AREA

The National Weather Service current shows the Great Salt Lake Drainage area moisture improvement with drought removal listing likely.

The forecast from NWS for September through November is for warmer and wetter conditions.  NWS shows equal chances of dry or wet for this winter.

A Super El Nino has formed over the central Pacific.  The last three Super El Nino's were 1971-1972, 1983-1984, and 1998-1999.  All three past Super El Nino's brought much heavier than noral precipitation to the Great Salt Lake Drainage area.