Recent storms helping #Colorado #snowpack (March 14, 2022) — KOAA

Click the link to read the article on the KOAA website (Bill Folsom). Here’s an excerpt:

The current string of storms bringing snow to Colorado is a boost to snowpack. “Typically, March and April are the wettest months,” said Jennifer Kemp with Colorado Springs Utilities. It is important for the state’s water supply.

Reservoir levels are currently where they need to be for this time of year with more than a two-year supply. Snowpack depends on the river basin. Levels vary from 85 up to 95 percent of average…

there is more to the water supply equation. You must consider the extended drought trend in the west. On the U.S. drought map most of southern Colorado is in severe drought. Dry conditions can suck up water in the snowpack. “For example, how thirsty are the soils? So that when we get that run-off, will much be absorbed into the ground or actually come down into our streams and rivers,” said Kemp.

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