State above 100 percent average snowpack |

State above 100 percent average snowpack

DENVER ” As of this morning, all eight river basins in Colorado were above 100 percent of the 30-year average.

That is excellent news for water users, especially in light of some forecasts calling for drought conditions later in the year.

This morning the statewide average was 127 percent with the heaviest snowpack in the southwest, which struggled last year.

This year they lead with the Upper Rio Grande reporting 162 percent and the San Miguel-Dolores-San Juan with 158 percent.

The snow that has already fallen puts the state in a good position should drier conditions occur. Snowpack accounts for 80 percent of Colorado’s surface water.

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