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MISSOURI  BASIN RIVER  FORECAST  CENTER
WATER  SUPPLY  STATEMENT
ISSUED IN COOPERATION WITH NATURAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE
ISSUED:  NOVEMBER 20, 2014

    ***CORRECTED FOR NORTH PLATTE PRECIPITATION AVERAGES***

UPPER MISSOURI BASIN

OCTOBER PRECIPITATION WAS BELOW AVERAGE ACROSS THE UPPER MISSOURI
BASIN.  BASIN PRECIPITATION SUMMARIES FOR THE MISSOURI BASIN
INCLUDE: MILK ST. MARY, 54 PERCENT; MILK CANADA, 91 PERCENT; LOWER
MILK, 80 PERCENT; ABOVE TOSTON, 69 PERCENT; TOSTON TO FT. PECK, 59
PERCENT.

OF THE FOUR MAJOR IRRIGATION RESERVOIRS IN MONTANA:  LIMA RESERVOIR
HAD 105 PERCENT AVERAGE STORAGE, CLARK CANYON WAS HOLDING 67 PERCENT
OF AVERAGE WATER, GIBSON RESERVOIR HAD 56 PERCENT OF AVERAGE STORED
WATER, AND FRESNO RESERVOIR HAD 152 PERCENT OF AVERAGE STORED WATER.

THE  MAJOR  HYDROELECTRIC  RESERVOIRS  IN  MONTANA (CANYON  FERRY
AND FORT PECK) HAD MONTHEND STORAGE IN THE ABOVE AVERAGE RANGE; 103
AND 110 PERCENT OF AVERAGE WATER, RESPECTIVELY.

YELLOWSTONE BASIN

PRECIPITATION DURING THE MONTH OF OCTOBER WAS ABOUT 33 PERCENT OF
AVERAGE IN THE WIND RIVER BASIN ABOVE BOYSEN RESERVOIR, 40 PERCENT
OF AVERAGE IN THE UPPER YELLOWSTONE BASIN, 39 PERCENT OF AVERAGE IN
THE BIGHORN BASIN, AND 29 PERCENT OF AVERAGE IN THE LITTLE BIGHORN
BASINS-UPPER TONGUE BASINS, 46 PERCENT OF AVERAGE IN THE POWDER
RIVER BASIN, AND 42 PERCENT OF AVERAGE IN THE LOWER YELLOWSTONE
BASIN.

MONTHEND STORAGE WAS 103 PERCENT OF AVERAGE AT BIGHORN RESERVOIR ON
THE WYOMING/MONTANA BORDER.

PLATTE BASIN

PRECIPITATION DURING OCTOBER IN THE PLATTE BASIN WAS BELOW AVERAGE.
OCTOBER PRECIPITATION IN THE NORTH PLATTE BASIN ABOVE SEMINOE
RESERVOIR WAS 87 PERCENT OF AVERAGE.  IN THE NORTH PLATTE BASIN
BETWEEN SEMINOE RESERVOIR AND GUERNSY RESERVOIR PRECIPITATION WAS 37
PERCENT OF AVERAGE. THE NORTH PLATTE BASIN BELOW GUERNSY RESERVOIR
HAD 22 PERCENT OF AVERAGE PRECIPITATION. THE HIGH ELEVATIONS OF THE
SOUTH PLATTE BASIN HAD 100 PERCENT OF AVERAGE OCTOBER PRECIPITATION
WHEREAS THE PLAINS HAD 78 PERCENT OF AVERAGE PRECIPITATION.

STORED WATER IN THE SOUTH PLATTE BASIN WAS 127 PERCENT OF AVERAGE.




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