#Snowpack news: May 3, 2019 v. May 3, 2018

Westwide SNOTEL basin-filled map May 3, 2019 via the NRCS.

From KOAA.com (Sam Schreier):

Healthy snowfall from November through April has not only erased the crippling drought across Colorado, but it’s also kept our snowpack at the highest level we’ve seen in two years!

To have every basin in Colorado at 100% or greater for snowpack this late in the Spring is incredible, not only for the ski resorts but for the water supply and the health of Colorado’s forests. 2018’s winter season was so weak, that our snowpack levels are just over DOUBLE what we had last year.

Westwide SNOTEL basin-filled map May 3, 2018 via the NRCS.

…last year the statewide snowpack was roughly half of what is considered a normal level. The worst basins were by far Upper Colorado through the Rio Grande and San Juan, where snowpack levels were worst than 50 percent of the normal level.

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