- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 8, 2015

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - A new water-supply forecast signals that New Mexico could face continued trouble.

The Santa Fe New Mexican (http://goo.gl/kc0w7O ) reports that the Climate Prediction Center forecast indicates that recent warm temperatures and relatively little snowfall means the state likely faces below-average runoff from snowpack in higher elevation for the fifth straight year.

The report says water flowing into major reservoirs is expected to be half or less of the 30-year average through July.

An earlier forecast had indicated that spring runoff could be wetter than normal.

However, meteorologist Chuck Jones with the National Weather Service’s office in Albuquerque says there’s no clear indication whether April precipitation will be at, above or below normal levels.

The water-supply forecast is created from now measurements at sites, climate data, weather forecasts and other information.



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