Snowpack news

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From the North Forty News: “Colorado’s snowpack is already sliding downhill, not a good omen for spring runoff. As of Feb. 23, the overall snowpack in Colorado stood at 110 percent of average, compared with 119 percent at the end of January. The South Platte Basin, which includes the Cache la Poudre and Big Thompson rivers, slid to 96 percent, the lowest basin in the state, compared with 103 percent a month ago. The North Platte was at 104 percent of average…Even southern Colorado, which started out the season with a great snowpack, is on the decline. For instance, the San Juan Basin, which was at 135 percent of average in late December, now stands at 110 percent.”

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