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CW DMAG Update - December 1, 2008

The following are the Low Inflow Protocol (LIP) drought indicators as of December 1, 2008:
Current Overall Stage = 3

Storage Index (SI): 71.0%
Target Storage Index= 62.0%
Ratio= 114.5% (Supports Normal Conditions)

Streamflow Indicator (six-month average versus historical six-month average):
Ratio= 51.1 % (Supports Stage 3)

Trend Data:
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%
Ratio on October 31, 2008= 51.5%

Ratio on November 21, 2008= 51.2%


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

Groundwater Gages (feet below surface):
USGS Langtree current reading= 23.43 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
October 31, 2008 reading= 23.27 ft
November 21, 2008 reading= 23.42 ft

USGS Linville current reading= 2.12 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
October 31, 2008 reading= 2.28 ft
November 21, 2008 reading= 2.21 ft

Glen Alpine current reading= 9.87 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
October 31, 2008 reading= 10.07 ft
November 21, 2008 reading= 9.96 ft 
LIP trigger status December 1, 2008