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Mixed water supply conditions affect hydropower outlook in Pacific Northwest

Pacific Northwest water forecast
Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, based on National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Northwest River Forecast Center

On June 6, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Northwest River Forecast Center (NWRFC) released its final Pacific Northwest water supply projection of 2019. The forecast through September, the end of the current water year, shows above-average water supply in the southern half of the Columbia River Basin and below-average supply in the northern half.

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