Monthly Report Archive

YBSA Monthly Report February 2023

Storage: Storage is at 83% of average. Reservoir storage is at 49% of average. At this time, water in the 5 reservoirs is currently 518,000 acre/feet, last year it was 772,000 acre/feet, and the average is 578,000 acre/feet over the last decade. National Resources Conservation Service snotel (snowpack telemetry) SWE (snow water equivalent) is at 96% of average in the upper basin and 83% in the Naches Basin.

Environmental Conditions: As reported in the Northern Kittitas County Tribune Feb 16th edition:

The U.S. Drought Monitor shows adversely dry conditions in Kittitas, Yakima, and Benton Counties. The Seasonal Temperature Outlook is lower than average. And the Seasonal Precipitation Outlook is above average. (See charts below).