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Slightly optimistic Colorado River Basin water forecast. No change for Cali

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The lower Colorado River Basin may get a bit more rain than normal for the next three months, which is certainly good. However it still looks dire for California and its all-important Sierras and Sacramento Delta.

The good news is that odds favor wet for the southerly part of the basin, especially Arizona and New Mexico. The “meh” part is that the low country doesn’t contribute much of the river’s overall supply. Most of that falls in the Rockies to the north, where the current forecast could be worse – slight tilt in the odds toward wet for a portion of the basin. But only slight.

However, Lake Mead and Lake Powell are at their combined lowest total since 1967.

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