March Ends with no Help for Snowpack

SNOWPACKThe National Weather Service says March was bad for the state’s snowpack. That’s after the snowiest February on record. The dry spell saw the statewide snowpack reduced from 87 percent of average at the end of February to 69 percent as of yesterday. Western water providers and farmers watch mountain snowpack closely in the spring because it serves as a natural reservoir of stored water. In southwest Colorado, the reservoirs are below average and well-below capacity. North of the metro-Denver area, reservoirs are above average but slightly below capacity.

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