Ignore this quite encouraging Rio Grande runoff forecast

It is only January. We have months and months of snow season left, which will determine whether we have a good runoff year on New Mexico’s Rio Grande.

So you should in no way click obsessively on the snowpack map every morning while you’re having your first cup of coffee. I repeat, do not click. Even worse, please don’t click to see if the NRCS has updated its automated daily regression forecast today. (For the record, they haven’t done this yet this morning.) And please don’t obsessively tweet about the latest numbers.

So please ignore the following excellent news out this morning from the NRCS:

  • median forecast for March-July runoff at Otowi: 715,000 acre feet, 99 percent of normal

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