Missouri Basin Update 1/21/2020
System storage is 56.1 MAF; all 16.3 MAF of flood control storage is available. Mountain snowpack continues to accumulate at near average rates (upper right quadrant). Plains snowfall over the past week has led to increased accumulations in central and eastern North and South Dakota (lower right quadrant). Up to 5 inches of snow water equivalent (SWE) are present in some areas. Widespread trace amounts of SWE are present in Montana, western North and South Dakota, Nebraska, and Iowa. More snow is forecast this week. The Gavins Point release is currently 30,000 cfs. Releases will be reduced to 27,000 cfs tomorrow morning to help stabilize the reservoir elevation at Gavins Point.