Date: 4/26/19 7:00 pm
From: Bob Archer <rabican1...>
Subject: [obol] Fwd: Harney water questions
Oops, I sent link for report from 2012, anyway, the April 1st 2019 report
is out there.

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From: Bob Archer <rabican1...>
Date: Fri, Apr 26, 2019 at 6:56 PM
Subject: Re: [obol] Harney water questions
To: OBOL <obol...>


If folks want to keep an eye on water outlook and snow reports around the
state, I watch these reports, one is updated daily, the other is a monthly
summary.

You can subscribe to get this monthly:

https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/nrcs142p2_043926.pdf


Fish Creek is up near Jackman Pk at upper gate on north side of Steens
loop, other locations north of Burns empty into basin as well.

https://wcc.sc.egov.usda.gov/reports/UpdateReport.html?report=Oregon


Bob Archer
PDX




On Fri, Apr 26, 2019 at 6:43 PM Alan Contreras <acontrer56...> wrote:

> I have been asked for current data on Steens snowpack and what’s happening
> here with water.
>
> Steens snow water content last I checked was 136 percent of the median,
> which is far above recent years. The Blues are not much below that.
>
> The Silvies is running over bank at Burns as of Wednesday. A lot of that
> water eventually reaches the lake. Silver Creek at Riley was running just
> below bank on April 15. That’s the OO area feeder. The whole valley at
> Riley is wet. The Blitzen is running close to bank high and the s end of
> the refuge is heavily ponded. Malheur Lake is rising perceptibly. There is
> no doubt that water will reach the Narrows and Mud Lake. It’s not there
> yet. Early May?
>
> The Catlow Valley has loads of water and there are springs running all
> along the eastern wall north and south of Roaring Springs. There is still a
> lot of snow on Beaty’s Butte and Hart/Warner.
>
> Fields oasis is basically dry with puddles. As I understand the hydro
> situation, there is now a retaining berm at a ranch on the creek above
> Fields so the creek won’t necessarily get the full benefit of the snow in
> the Pueblos. However, that’s year-old second-hand information. Note:
> Fields is now owned by Jake and Jade, the young couple who have been
> helping manage it in recent years.
>
> Heavy snowpack on Steens, especially if there are any May storms, tends to
> result in downslope appearance of Broad-tailed Hummingbird and, in theory,
> of Virginia’s Warbler if they have an “up” year in extreme se Oregon, which
> is the bleeding edge of their range.
>
>
> Alan Contreras
> <acontrer56...>
> Eugene, Oregon
>
> TEMPORARY ADDRESS:
> Malheur NWR
> 36391 Sodhouse Ln
> Princeton OR 97721
>
> www.alanlcontreras.com
>
> http://osupress.oregonstate.edu/book/edge-of-awe
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