Winter is fading fast, although not fast enough for me. ¬†It has been a strange winter in much of the west, warmer than normal and with less snow in most locales. ¬†Luckily last years surplus of water is still being held in many western reservoirs, without them the summer of 2012 could get a little skinny, water-wise that is…
Current snow packs are building slightly with some recent storms but much of the west is still dry. ¬†Current snow water percentages are as follows:
Colorado 72% of normal
Idaho 76% of normal
Montana 90% of normal
New Mexico 93% of normal
Utah 65% of normal
Wyoming 86% of normal
These are statewide totals, so keep in mind many drainage’s have significantly less snow than the statewide average.
Lets hope for a wet February & March since snow pack usually builds until April 1st. Then it starts to diminish.
Drought, flood or somewhere between, it’s good for the soul to be on the water.