Missouri Basin Update - July 21, 2020
System storage is 61.8 MAF and has likely peaked (upper right quadrant). Last week the National Weather Service updated their August (lower right quadrant) and August-October precipitation and temperature outlooks. Mountain snowpack has essentially melted. Fort Peck releases will be reduced from 11,000 cfs to 9,000 cfs on July 28 for about 2 weeks to conduct maintenance and testing on hydropower units. Refer to the 3-Week Forecast for the most up-to-date System information – pool levels, inflows and releases. The Gavins Point release is 30,000 cfs. We expect releases to remain at that level for the next several weeks.