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Wet weather prompts water year type change
June 10, 2005
"The wet weather patterns
are continuing much later into the summer than in
recent years, resulting in more water available to
meet all the demands on the lake and the river,"
said Dave Sabo, manager of the Klamath Reclamation
U.S. Bureau of Reclamation
officials expect to meet both the increased
requirements and accommodate typical agriculture
The change in water year type came after the latest streamflow forecast from the Natural Resources Conservation Service, the federal agency tasked with predicting streamflows around the country.
The forecast released
earlier this week calls for 74 percent of average
inflow to come into the lake from April to
September. The April 1 streamflow forecast, issued
at the beginning of irrigation season and before
rainy weather took hold, called for 42 percent of
average to flow into the lake during the same time
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