Snowpack/runoff news

Click on a thumbnail to view a gallery of snowpack data from the Natural Resources Conservation Service.

From the Fort Collins Coloradoan (Katie de la Rosa):

May’s moisture did wonders for Larimer County’s snowpack, with the South Platte River Basin measuring 209 percent of normal for this time of year.

On April 1, the snowpack was 89 percent of average, said Treste Huse, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Boulder.

Despite the recent surge, it isn’t even the highest percentage the basin has seen in the last five years. This time last year, snowpack was at 230 percent of average. In 2013, it was at 364 percent, Huse said. In 2012, it was only 6 percent…

As for the Poudre River, it was flowing at 2,350 cubic feet per second and up to 7.15 feet on the gauge in Fort Collins on Monday. The average for this time of year is just above 1,500 cfs, and flood stage is 10.5 feet.

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