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ARWC River Report: Drought conditions easing

The weekly River Report from the Arkansas River Watershed Collaborative notes that the monsoon weather pattern brought slight improvement to drought conditions across the Arkansas Basin.

River Report indicates likely peak in spring runoff

Spring runoff appears to have peaked for 2022 while May precipitation lessened drought severity across Colorado and the Arkansas River Basin, according to the weekly River Report from the Arkansas River Watershed Collaborative.

ARWC releases weekly River Report

Wetter weather patterns have tempered drought conditions in the upper Arkansas Basin and boosted snowpack, but the latest U.S. Drought Monitor report shows Extreme to Exceptional drought across southeast Colorado.

Arkansas River Report for May 16

Recent weather patterns have proven detrimental to the water outlook for the Arkansas River Basin with warm temperatures, minimal precipitation and high winds combining to reduce snowpack to 31% of median.

Arkansas Basin snowpack at 81 percent

Arkansas River Basin snowpack has dropped to 81% of median, but upper basin snowpack remains above average, according to snow telemetry sites operated by the Natural Resources Conservation Service.