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CW DMAG Update - November 16, 2007 Low Inflow Protocol (LIP) Drought Indicators

The following are the Low Inflow Protocol (LIP) drought indicators as of November 16, 2007: 

Storage Index (SI): 36.77%
Target Storage Index = 65.50%
Ratio = 56.14% (Supports Stage 3)    

Trend Data:
Loss Rate since October 16, 2007 (31 days) = 0.33% per week
       

Streamflow Indicator (six-month average versus historical six-month average):
Ratio = 36.4% (Supports Stage 4)       

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%
         

US Drought Monitor (three-month average)
Three-month Numeric Average = +3.67 (Supports Stage 3)            

Groundwater Gages (feet below surface):
USGS Langtree current reading = 22.54 ft
August 31, 2007 reading = 20.85 ft
September 28, 2007 reading = 21.55 ft
October 26, 2007 reading = 22.17 ft

USGS Linville current reading = 2.26 ft
August 31, 2007 reading = 2.41 ft
September 28, 2007 reading = 2.42 ft
October 26, 2007 reading = 2.07 ft

NCDWR Glen Alpine reading = 9.91 ft
(reading on November 15, 2007)
August 15, 2007 reading = 9.90 ft
September 27, 2007 reading = 9.93 ft
October 25, 2007 reading = 10.07 ft