Weekly Snowpack and River Report
March 4, 2021 -
Snowpack in the Roaring Fork Watershed is 87% of normal for this time of the year. With stream flows and snowpack decreasing since last week, what might our below average winter snowpack mean for spring runoff? Find out next Wednesday, March 10, when Karl Wetlaufer, snow surveyor and hydrologist with Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) provides a virtual presentation on Monitoring Mountain Snowpack for Water Supply Forecasting and Beyond. Then on March 11, tour a SNOTEL Site, dig a snow pit, and measure SWE in-person with Roaring Fork Conservancy educators and snow surveyors from NRCS. Program details and registration information can be found at www.roaringfork.org/events. In the meantime, if you plan on heading into the backcountry please be aware of avalanche danger and check avalanche forecasts at www.avalanche.state.co.us/.
This month's River Notes
Check out this month's most current news from RFC!
2020 Photo Contest Winners Announced
Thank you to all the photographers who participated in Roaring Fork Conservancy's 16th Annual Roaring Fork Watershed Photo Contest. Results are in, so check out the winners and their beautiful work!
View all the winning photographs here.
A special thank you to Jordan Curet, John Newbury and Shannon Outing for judging the photographs, and everyone who voted for the People’s Choice category.
Roaring Fork Conservancy provided an illustrated map of the Roaring Fork Watershed to all winners.
Regional water providers collaborate to protect drinking water supplies and need your help
The beautiful area we live, play and work in are headwaters to an abundance of rivers and streams; sources of someone’s drinking water supply. We all have a responsibility to KEEP IT CLEAN because many people downstream depend on it! How do we educate residents and visitors about protecting these sensitive areas? Read more...
December 8 is Colorado Gives Day!
Support sound river science, protect critical riparian areas, and educate the next generation of river stewards by making a gift to Roaring Fork Conservancy today!