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Climate of the Paria Basin

Climate data from NOAA/NWS Co-op Network and Evaporation Pan stations are complied in Table 6.4-1 and the locations are shown on Figure 6.4-3.  Figure 6.4-3 also shows precipitation contour data from the Spatial Climate Analysis Service (SCAS) at Oregon State University.  The Paria Basin does not contain AZMET or SNOTEL/ Snowcourse stations.  More detailed information on climate in the planning area is found in Section 6.0.3.  A description of the climate data sources and methods is found in Volume 1, Appendix A.

NOAA/NWS Coop Network

  • Refer to Table 6.4-1A
  • Temperatures at the one NOAA/NWS Co-op Network station range from an average annual high of 84.5°F in July to an average annual low of 37.5°F in January.

  • The highest average seasonal rainfall occurs in the summer season (July-September) when 30% of the annual rainfall occurs. Average annual rainfall is 6.78 inches.

Evaporation Pan

  • Refer to Table 6.4-1B
  • There is one evaporation pan station in the basin. This pan is at 3,720 feet and has an average annual evaporation rate of 100.18 inches.

SCAS Precipitation Data

  • Additional precipitation data shows average annual rainfall as high as 16 inches in the southern portion of the basin and as low as four inches along the Colorado River.

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Paria Basin

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Meteorological Stations and Annual Precipitation



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