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WATER WATCH 2015-2016

September 30, 2016

  Level Gain/Loss
Current Lake Level   4192.4  
Water Level - January 1  4192.6 -0.2'
Water Level - October 1, 2015  4192.6  -0.2'
Highest Recorded Stable Level for the Water year  4194.2 -1.6
Lowest Recorded Stable Level for Water Year  4192.4  +0.0'
Salinity (South Half - Gilbert Bay)  17%  


CURRENT PRECIPITATION STATS

  Percentage
Precipitation % of Normal for the Month (to date) 155%
Precipitation % of Normal for the Water Year 84%
Precipitation % of Normal Since January 1 87%
We have received the equivalent moisture (water year to) June 21

Water Year for Great Salt Lake Drainage is October 1 to May 31


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? 10.2"  11.41"
Percentage Received So Far Towards Our Goal 62% 88%
How Much Do We Need To Make Our Goal?  6.3" 1.61"

Calendar Year begins January 1 and goes to December 31

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" 0.61"  39%   52mph Very bad month
November  1.4" 0.41"  29%  75mph Nov. 3  Very bad month 
December  1.23" 2.23" 181% 60mph Dec. 10 Very good month! 
January 1.37"  1.93"  141%   44mph Go January!!!!
February 1.33"  0.52"  39%   81mph Feb. 18 Dry Month
March 1.91"  2.22"   116% 55mph March 6  Great month!! 
April 2.02"   1.13"  56% 65mph April 23  Not a good month
May 2.09"  1.58"   76% 77mph May 21 Below normal
June  0.77"  .52" 66%  73mph June 15  Dry
July  0.72"  0.0"  0% 51mph July 10  DRY! 
August  0.76"  0.3" 4% 55mph August 7 DRY!
September  1.33"  1.88  141% 60mph Sept 14  YES!
Annual 16.5" 13.45" 16.5"  80%   



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 2016  81mph February 18
Strongest Gust for 2015 81mph April 14
Strongest Gust for 2014 79mph on 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 GREAT SALT LAKE DRAINAGE AREA

NOAA-NWS is forecasting that the Great Salt Lake Drainage Area will be hotter than normal and dryer than normal this Summer.