Farewell to the Snake

A new update of the famous Snake Diagram that shows the amount of water flowing out of the state. This one includes "wet years" and "dry years" calculated for each river. Image courtesy CWCB.

A new update of the famous Snake Diagram. Image courtesy CWCB. Click to embiggen.

I just wanted to share this great diagram that CWCB Director James Eklund (@EklundCWCB) presented at the Sustaining Colorado Watersheds Conference this year. I will officially retire the venerable Snake Diagram from this website in favor of this one, which shows variability between typical wet and dry years in each river. We need a name for this one though- the Tendril Diagram? The Claw Diagram? Or how about, with the many lines grasping at the left and lower edges, The Kraken?

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