Snowpack news: Middle Park — about 75% of average, statewide — 71%

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From the Sky-Hi Daily News (Tonya Bina):

“I do recommend a snow dance,” said Mark Volt of the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service in Kremmling. In this year’s first measurement of high-elevation snowpack on Feb. 1, the high country above Middle Park has about 75 percent of the 30-year average snowpack. Although this measurement is slightly better than the rest of the state, “the longer we go, the more storms it will take to make it up to normal,” Volt said…

The snow density is averaging 22 percent, meaning for every foot of snow contains about 2.6 inches of water…

So far, no low-snowpack records have been set this season in Colorado, he said.

Here’s a list of snowfall totals from the big storm last week, from The Denver Post.

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