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CW DMAG Update - October 31, 2008

Please note that a chart is attached and included at the end of this note that visually summarizes the LIP drought indicators with 30 day changes in ( ).

The following are the Low Inflow Protocol (LIP) drought indicators as of October 31, 2008:
Current Overall Stage = 3

Storage Index (SI): 73.5%
Target Storage Index = 69.2%
Ratio = 106.2% (Supports Normal Conditions)

Streamflow Indicator (six-month average versus historical six-month average):
Ratio = 51.5% (Supports Stage 3)

Trend Data:
Ratio on July 30, 2007 = 66.6%
Ratio on August 31, 2007 = 64.0%
Ratio on September 28, 2007 = 46.3%
Ratio on October 26, 2007 = 40.2%
Ratio on November 30, 2007 = 34.2%
Ratio on December 14, 2007 = 32.6%
Ratio on January 25, 2008 = 31.1%
Ratio on February 29, 2008 = 34.1%
Ratio on March 28, 2008 = 40.9%
Ratio on April 25, 2008 = 44.8%
Ratio on May 29, 2008 = 45.9%
Ratio on June 27, 2008 = 45.6%
Ratio on July 25, 2008 = 46.1%
Ratio on August 29, 2008 = 49.5%
Ratio on September 26, 2008 = 51.6%

US Drought Monitor (three-month average)
Three-month Numeric Average = +3.00 (Supports Stage 3)

Groundwater Gages (feet below surface):
USGS Langtree current reading = 23.27 ft
August 31, 2007 reading = 20.85 ft
September 28, 2007 reading = 21.55 ft
October 26, 2007 reading = 22.17 ft
November 30, 2007 reading = 22.76 ft
December 14, 2007 reading = 22.95 ft
January 25, 2008 reading = 23.23 ft
February 29, 2008 reading = 22.83 ft
March 28, 2008 reading = 21.72 ft
April 25, 2008 reading = 21.16 ft
May 29, 2008 reading = 21.30 ft
June 27, 2008 reading = 22.03 ft
July 25, 2008 reading = 22.78 ft
August 29, 2008 reading = 22.81 ft
September 26, 2008 reading = 22.47 ft

USGS Linville current reading = 2.28 ft
August 31, 2007 reading = 2.41 ft
September 28, 2007 reading = 2.42 ft
October 26, 2007 reading = 2.07 ft
November 30, 2007 reading = 2.27 ft
December 14, 2007 reading = 2.24 ft
January 25, 2008 reading = 2.21 ft
February 29, 2008 reading = 2.19 ft
March 28, 2008 reading = 2.16 ft
April 25, 2008 reading = 2.19 ft
May 29, 2008 reading = 2.19 ft
June 27, 2008 reading = 2.34 ft
July 25, 2008 reading = 2.45 ft
August 29, 2006 reading = 2.16 ft
September 26, 2008 reading = 2.41 ft

Glen Alpine current reading = 10.07 ft
August 15, 2007 reading = 9.90 ft
September 27, 2007 reading = 9.93 ft
October 25, 2007 reading = 10.07 ft
November 28, 2007 reading = 9.83 ft
December 12, 2007 reading = 9.83 ft
January 31, 2008 reading = 9.18 ft
February 27, 2008 reading = 8.71 ft
March 26, 2008 reading = 8.40 ft
April 30, 2008 reading = 8.53 ft
May 29, 2008 reading = 9.16 ft
June 25, 2008 reading = 10.02 ft
July 30, 2008 reading = 10.59 ft
August 29, 2008 reading = 10.64 ft
September 26, 2008 reading = 10.46 ft