#Snowpack levels in major Summit County river basin reach 121% above 30 year median (January 20, 2023) thanks to recent storm systems — The Summit Daily #BlueRiver #ColoradoRiver #COriver

Click the link to read the article on the Summit Daily website (Cody Jones). Here’s an excerpt:

According to the National Weather Service, the last winter storm front  — which hit Summit County from the evening of Tuesday, Jan. 17, to Wednesday afternoon —  brought anywhere from 3 to 7 inches of fresh snow, though local ski resorts reported higher totals at their high-elevation snow stakes…The new snow helped to further push the Blue River Basin’s snowpack in the right direction to aid summer runoff and water levels…According to data from the National Resources Conservation Service, the Blue River Basin’s snowpack and snow water equivalent is currently reading at 9.6 inches as of Thursday, Jan. 19. This week’s snowfall boosted the snowpack from 9.4 inches on Wednesday and 8.9 inches from the beginning of the week on Sunday, Jan. 15…Currently the snowpack in the Blue River Basin is at 121% of the 30-year median and 58% of the median peak.

West snowpack basin-filled map January 19, 2023 via the NRCS.

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