January Storms Boost Water Supply

It’s no surprise to learn that seasonal water supply forecasts are looking great following multiple January storms. The Colorado Basin River Forecast Center released a report last week stating that a significant amount of precipitation was received over much of the Upper Colorado River Basin and northern Great Basin during the first half of January. This resulted in “a dramatic increase to both snowpack conditions and water supply forecast guidance in many areas.” Data shows that nearly all areas experienced a minimum of 10 to 20 percent increase to water supply while other areas experienced more than a 50 percent increase. The Duchesne River Basin was among 4 basins listed where the largest increases occurred. Upper Colorado River Basin shows water supply at well above the average April-July runoff. Flaming Gorge specifically is listed as having an increase in water supply from 126 to 156 percent of the average. 


Kristin Baldwin

Kristin never planned to work in news radio but has thoroughly enjoyed being part of the news team at KVEL. Her love of literature and writing developed in high school which led her to study English Literature and Technical Writing at BYU. She received her BA in English from BYU in 2005 and studied at UVU in Orem for 2 semesters to become a Certified Technical Writer in 2006. Two months after completion she began her dream job of being a stay-at-home mom.  As mother of 2 energetic kids, she began writing from home for the KVEL news team in 2011 and considers it the perfect fit as a full time mom and part time writer.