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Rockies Snow Pack

by Lance Egan   |  February 14th, 2012 0

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.

Winterized Small Stream

Go fish…

About Lance Egan

Born in Salt Lake City, Utah, Lance Egan has been fly fishing since age 12. Although Lance comes from a nonfishing family, fish have intrigued him since he was too young to talk. When he was a baby, and not sleeping through the night, Lance's parents would prop him up in front of a large fish tank where he would abruptly stop crying and watch the fish until falling back to sleep. He has been completely obsessed ever since. When Lance was old enough to drive, he was off fishing every chance he could get—fishing before and after work, after school and ever day off. Today he fishes an average of 150 days per year and never gets tired of wetting a line. He has made a career of fly fishing. Employed at Cabelas, he currently resides in Lehi, Utah, with his wife Autumn and son Mikey, just minutes away from many lakes and streams. He is a pro staff member of Ross Reels and Scientific Anglers, and is an Umpqua Feather Merchants Signature Fly Designer. Lance also tests prototype fishing gear for Simms Fishing Products.

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