Thu January 16, 2014

This Winter’s Snowpack A Story Of 'Haves And Have-Nots'

2014 hasn't brought much snow for the western half of the U.S. so far. Only small pockets are showing above average snow pack currently. Northern Colorado is one of them.
Credit PRISM Climate Group / Oregon State University

In the West, some states are enjoying their best snowpack in years. And early too. In others, the new year has only brought more dry weather. That’ll mean significant water problems later in the year.

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Thu April 25, 2013

Snowpack OK, Cold Temperatures Better

Elise Thatcher Aspen Public Radio

Recent snow in the mountains is certainly going a long way to boosting the state’s snowpack. For much of the Front Range and parts of the Western Slope, the cold temperatures are making the biggest difference towards relieving some the drought conditions.

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Tue April 16, 2013

Heavy Snow Puts A Dent In Colorado's Drought

Colorado SNOTEL Map (4-17-13): Green is good on this map. For the first time this winter, some river basins are nearing average.
Credit NRCS

April snow storms have certainly helped parched Colorado. The real question is, how big of a dent will it be?

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Mon March 11, 2013

Snowpack Levels Low; Drought Conditions Persist

National Resources Conservation Service / USDA Colorado SNOTEL Snowpack Update Map

While this weekend’s snowfall provided some moisture for Colorado, it didn't boost the state’s overall snowpack level by much. As of March 1, snowpack was just at 73 percent of average.

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