River beat: 54 percent of average runoff into Lake Powell

The February forecast is for not very much water to flow down the Colorado River and its tributaries into Lake Powell:

Lake Powell inflow forecast, courtesy CBRFC

Lake Powell inflow forecast, courtesy CBRFC

The dotted line is the median forecast. The solid line above it is the mean. The median forecast is for 54 percent of normal into Lake Powell. The dark blue ┬ábands mean that, even if it’s wet as hell from here on out (don’t count on that) we’ll have a below-average year on the Colorado River. Most probably, a lot below average.