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January 14, 2021 River Report


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January 14, 2021 at 9:00am



Snowpack in the Roaring Fork Watershed continues to lag behind average levels for this time of the year and is currently at 70% of normal.  Snowfall is absent locally, statewide and across the Intermountain West Region, as indicated by snowpack levels upstream of Lake Powell, also at 70% of normal for this time of the year. Drought conditions continue to intensity across the Upper Colorado River Basin, also due to the lack of precipitation. To compare with mid-January snowpack levels from one year ago, SWE (snow water equivalent) was 109% of normal. With persistent frigid temperatures, anchor ice and bank ice formation remains high in rivers throughout the Roaring Fork Watershed. Anglers and other river users should remain vigilant for possible ice jam releases. Ealier this week, the Roaring Fork River had its third exceptional ice jam release this winter. View ice jam release videos on our Facebook page at

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