Upper Little Blue
The Upper Little Blue Watershed covers an area of approximately 463 square miles in central Nebraska. The hydrology of the area consists of numerous streams, tributaries, and reservoirs that eventually flow into the Little Blue River. The area receives an average annual precipitation of around 25 inches, with a majority of it falling as snow during the winter months. The snowpack in the watershed typically peaks in March, with an average of around 20 inches of snow. Surface water in the watershed is primarily used for agricultural and municipal purposes. The reservoirs in the area are used for irrigation and recreation. The watershed is also home to several interesting climatic facts and trends, including occasional severe weather events such as tornadoes and hail storms. In recent years, the area has experienced increased precipitation and flooding, potentially due to climate change.