June Water Outlook
The Natural Resources Conservation Service in Idaho has released the June Water Supply Outlook Report for the 2019 water year. May precipitation totals were a microcosm for the greater water-year. Above normal precipitation was observed across the southern half of Idaho, especially south of the Snake River basin during the first half of the month, while the Idaho Panhandle received less than normal precipitation.
“Widespread mountain snowmelt began in April and continued throughout May,” Said Daniel “Danny” Tappa, hydrologist for NRCS Snow Survey in Idaho. “However, there is still significant snow in the high country from the Salmon River Basin south and into western Wyoming.” Reservoir managers continue to balance final fill with flood releases across Idaho. Most systems are at or near capacity to start June and adequate supplies for irrigation are expected across much of the state.
For information on specific basins, streams, and reservoirs, please view the full report online at June Water Supply Outlook Report.