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From The Aspen Times via the Snowmass Sun:

The Roaring Fork basin as a whole was at 127 percent of average on Thursday — the same as it was on Feb. 2. The NRCS measures snowpack in seven places in the Roaring Fork basin. The Independence Pass site was at 123 percent of average. Three sites in the Fryingpan River drainage ranged from 122 percent to 142 percent of average. Three sites in the Crystal River drainage ranged from 124 percent to 137 percent of average. The statewide average was 115 percent as of March 1, the NRCS reported. That bodes well for irrigators, anglers and rafters…

Snowfall was spotty in Colorado during February. Snowpack totals in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and the Rio Grande River basin improved significantly after they got their first big storms of the season. Nevertheless, the Rio Grande’s snowpack was only 88 percent of average. In other parts of the state, a dry February ate into the snowpack. The San Juan, Animas, Dolores and San Miguel basins saw their snowpacks fall below average for the first time this winter. Other parts of the state had closer to average snowfall during February, so their snowpack remained above average.

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