NRCS Idaho releases April 2019 Water Supply Outlook Report

BOISE, ID, April 5, 2019 – The Natural Resources Conservation Service in Idaho has released the April Water Supply Outlook Report for the 2019 water year. While March turned out to be a drier than normal month, thanks to February’s prodigious storms all indicators are that there will be adequate water for users throughout Idaho. Looking at precipitation, the lowest percentages were a third of average in northern Idaho.

The Clearwater basin did slightly better at 40% of normal. Moving south, amounts increased, but only to 50 to 80% of average across central and southern Idaho.

Greater precipitation amounts that were closer to near normal fell in Oakley and Bear River basins because the primary March storm track was across the Great Basin.