January 30, 2019 – Snowpack and reservoir water levels are looking good this winter season, according to the first survey of the season taken by Nevada Irrigation District (NID).
On Jan. 28, NID hydrographers found the average water content was 22.8 inches, which is 113 percent of the 20.2-inch average for this time of year at its five highest elevation snow courses within the district’s watersheds. At Bowman Lake, precipitation was 93 percent of average at 34.3 inches.
District reservoir storage was 195,500 acre-feet as of Jan. 29. Storage is 72 percent of capacity, which is 117 percent average for this date.