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From The Greeley Tribune (Bill Jackson):

While most areas of the Poudre Canyon snowpack is well below the long-term average and readings from a year ago, one survey field at Deadman Hill, which is at 10,220 feet in elevation, is well ahead of previous readings. In the Big Thompson, readings are near average, with the exception of Hidden Valley, at 9,480 feet, which is about 35 percent below average. “That illustrates the hopscotch nature of snowstorms,” [Brian Werner, spokesman for the Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District] said. On the Western Slope, the snowpack in the upper Colorado River where the C-BT gets its water to bring to the east side is 75 percent of average, Werner added…

Werner said storage in northern Colorado reservoirs is excellent going into the spring and summer months. Storage in C-BT reservoirs, he said, is 15 percent above average, while storage in farmer reservoirs throughout the region is 36 percent above average.

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