WPR News
7:41 am
Mon April 20, 2009

Spring snow has helped snowpack

Cheyenne, Wy – Despite it being dry for several weeks this winter, snowpack levels are at or above average in all but two of the state's river basins. The Natural Resources Conservation service is crediting a series of spring snow storms. They say the state's snowpack is at 104 percent of the 30-year average. The state was at 102 percent of average at this time last year. The Little Snake River drainage in south-central Wyoming has the highest snowpack at 132 percent of average.
The Belle Fourche (Bell Foosh) basin in northeast Wyoming has the lowest snowpack in the state at 80 percent of average - down from 106 percent two weeks ago.
Water managers say snowpack is critical to the state's summer
water supply.