Seattle water supply the outlook

The current water supply outlook remains good. Seattle public utilities (SPU) is closely my tree snowpack and hydrology is holding water levels in the mountain storage reservoirs above normal levels for this time of year while staying within reservoir led management levels. last week, the mountain watersheds received about 1.5 inches of precipitation in the Cedar, and 2.1 inches in the Tolt.

Snow accumulations in the Cascade Mountains are well below normal for this time a year; the lowest we have seen in many years. snowpack is about 9 percent of normal in the Cedar and 23 percent of normal and the South Fork Tolt watershed. Although recent warm heavy rains have resulted in melting the most of our snowpack, we have about two months of winter/spring left for snow to accumulate. Therefore SPU is carefully watching how the snowpack builds throughout the remaining part of the snows season.

At least the ski resorts are open for now. My all you skiers and snowboarders enjoy your Spring skiing.

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