What is a water year?
The term “water year” refers to a measure of surface-water supply and is defined for any given year as the 12-month period beginning October 1 through September 30 of the following year. The water year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends and which includes 9 of the 12 months. Source: USGS
Click on the following links for additional information about current and historical drought conditions in Utah.
Utah Division of Water Resources
National Integrated Drought Information System
Explore current water year conditions for the Central Wasatch Mountains by clicking on site locations on the map.
Streamflow, soil moisture, snowpack, groundwater and reservoir storage are all important indicators of the water supply and storage conditions in the Central Wasatch Mountains. Using the categories below, explore current data and historical trends for each of these indicators.
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