Snowpack condition are 85% of average and 89% of last season. Stream flow predictions for South Fork and North Fork Jocko are 33000 ac-feet and 31000 ac-feet respectively. FIIP is expecting a below average runoff with early runoff coming very soon.
Reservoir storage is 0 at this time although the gates are set to begin capturing runoff.
Snowpack conditions are 86% of average and 93% of last season. Stream flow predictions for Mission Creek and South Crow Creek are 25000 ac-feet and 10000 ac-feet respectively. FIIP is expecting a below average runoff.
Current storage is 25% capacity and 89% of average.
The Flathead Pumps are all operational at this time and are ready to start when needed.
Snowpack conditions are 63% of average and 116% last season at this time. Mill Creek Stream flow prediction is 3300 ac-feet, or 700 ac-feet below average.
Current storage is 47% capacity and 112% of average.
FIIP starting moving approx 15 cfs from Little Bitterroot Reservoir into Hubbart this week. Water diversions have already started at Camas A Headworks.
FIIP operators have plowed into North Fork Jocko and plan to have the road plowed to Placid Creek Diversion early next week. There is not much snow in the lower elevations!
Diversions above instream will begin as soon as runoff starts.
Peter L. Plant,
Bureau of Indian Affairs
Flathead Indian Irrigation Project
220 Project Drive
St. Ignatius, Montana 59865