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Vail Valley snowpack, river flows above average

Daily staff report
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Vail, CO Colorado

VAIL, Colorado ” River flows spiked in the last week as warming temperatures are melting the area’s snowpack.

The flow of the Eagle River near Minturn rose from 83 cubic feet per second on April 20 to 307 cubic feet per second Monday, according to measurements from the Eagle River Water and Sanitation District.

The historic average since 1990 for this time of year is about 139 cubic feet per second.



Meanwhile, snowpack on Vail Mountain has dwindled over the past week, but still remains above the historic average for this time of year.

There was 26.4 inches of “snow water equivalent” on the mountain. The historic average for this time of year is about 23.7 inches.


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