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Tue December 18, 2012
Snowpack up and down in Wyoming
While much of the state is at or slightly above average when it comes to snowfall this year, the eastern and southern portions of the state are well below average.
Some people worry that another drought is on the way, which could lead to problems for agriculture producers and for forest managers next spring and summer.
But Lee Hackleman of the Natural Resources Conservation Service says it’s much too early to be concerned.
“This time of the year does not predict that much. We are still really early in the year, but if it was looking like this at the end of April, I’d say we are in big trouble.”
Hackleman says the state median is 87-percent of average, with most of the state at or above normal.
He says the Jackson area, Grand Teton National Park, and Yellowstone are well above average.