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NRCS Idaho Releases February 2020 Water Supply Outlook Report

Daniel Tappa, Supervisory Hydrologist, 208.378.5740

BOISE, ID, February 6, 2020 – The Natural Resources Conservation Service in Idaho has released the February Water Supply Outlook Report for the 2020 water year.

The New Year and decade brought not only the change of time and calendars, but also a change in the dominant weather pattern affecting the Pacific Northwest. The first in a series of potent weather systems began spreading across Idaho on New Year’s Eve, bringing much needed precipitation to Idaho after a record dry November and a drier than normal December.

“While things are definitely looking up across the state in terms of increasing snowpack, the Wood and Lost basins still have a way to go to catch up,” said Daniel Tappa, Supervisory Hydrologist with the Idaho Natural Resources Conservation Service. “You can get daily conditions updates on the Real-Time Conditions page from the NRCS Idaho Snow Survey web page.”

Near-term outlooks from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) suggest an increased likelihood for above normal precipitation in early February. However, the picture later in the month remains uncertain. Tappa suggested that the March 1 report should reveal a clearer picture of how the water year will likely look.

For information on specific basins, streams, and reservoirs, please view the full report online at February Water Supply Outlook Report.



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