Weekly Snowpack and River Report
April 8, 2021 -
Spring runoff has begun! The warm temperatures and sunny days melted a lot of snow over the last week. Snowpack in the Roaring Fork Watershed is 81% of normal for this time of the year. For comparison, it was 95% one week ago. Some of the snow is sublimating, evaporating before it becomes a liquid. Of the snow that is melting, much of it is quenching thirsty soils and plants, while also giving a boost to local streams. Stream flows across the Roaring Fork Watershed increased over the last week and are flowing 70-87% of normal for this time of the year. What do these percentages mean, exactly? These numbers are a function of statistics, and 100% of normal is average. Anything below 100% of normal is below average for this specific time of the year, based on a 30-year average (from data collected between 1981-2010).
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!