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

Jan 16, 2014
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.

Zaskoda / Creative Commons/Flickr

It's beginning to look like a promising season for whitewater rafting in Northern Colorado.

Snowpack OK, Cold Temperatures Better

Apr 25, 2013
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.


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

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.

Finally, Snow

Jan 29, 2013
Jim Hill / KUNC

A winter storm is bringing some much-needed precipitation to the Front Range and northern mountains.

Colorado Snowpack: 'The Situation Is Pretty Grim Right Now'

Jan 24, 2013
National Resources Conservation Service / USDA

Colorado’s top water experts met Wednesday to assess the state’s snowpack. The news isn’t good.

Less Snow And Fewer Skiers

Jan 19, 2013
U.S. Department of Agriculture

Warm weather for the mountains, but ski visits are down for 2013.

Drought Takes Head Start Into 2013

Jan 8, 2013
Lance Cheung / USDA

2012 was a drought year for the record books. It was the warmest year ever recorded in Des Moines, Iowa, Topeka, Kan., and Columbia, Mo. and the driest ever in Grand Island, Neb. The question is whether 2013 will be any different.

Chrisdejong / Wikimedia Commons

Colorado’s snowpack is still below average but has improved significantly over the past month.