Snowpack news

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From The Pueblo Chieftain (Chris Woodka):

Snowpack in the Upper Arkansas River basin is above average, particularly above 10,000 feet, but is far below average in the southern mountains. In the Colorado River basin, which provides supplemental water for the Arkansas River, more good conditions exist. “In the Colorado basin, we’re looking at 80-90 percent of the peak, which is good for this time of year,” [Pat Edelmann, head of the Pueblo office of the U.S. Geological Survey] said. Snow and streamflow forecasts are good in the Upper Arkansas.

Not everything is so rosy, particularly in the Purgatoire River basin and Lower Arkansas Valley. “NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) is indicating the drought through April is likely to persist or intensify,” Edelmann said.

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