The First Water Supply Outlook of 2024 is Published

Each month, April through October, the staff at ICPRB’s Section for Cooperative Water Supply Operations on the Potomac put together a Water Supply Outlook. The report explores the possibility of water supply releases from upstream reservoirs and looks at the overall precipitation status of the Potomac basin.

April’s Water Supply Outlook calls for a below normal probability that we will need to rely on the upstream reservoirs to provide water for the DC Metro area. Although the Potomac basin is 3.8 inches below average for the past 12 months, the year has started out at near-normal levels. If low-flow conditions develop, the Washington metropolitan area is protected from a water supply shortage owing to carefully designed drought-contingency plans.

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