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CW DMAG Update May 8, 2008

The following are the Low Inflow Protocol (LIP) drought indicators as of May 8, 2008:
Current Overall Stage = 3
 
Storage Index (SI):        77.09%
Target Storage Index =   75.00%
Ratio =                         102.78% (Supports Normal Conditions)    
        
Streamflow Indicator (six-month average versus historical six-month average):
Ratio =           45.0% (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% 
            
 
US Drought Monitor (three-month average)
Three-month Numeric Average = +3.00 (Supports Stage 3)            
 
Groundwater Gages (feet below surface):
USGS Langtree current reading = 21.04 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
           
USGS Linville current reading = 2.20ft                          
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
 
NCDWR Glen Alpine reading = 8.78 ft
(reading on May 7, 2008)                            
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