Wyoming snow levels lagging

2012-01-09T12:05:00Z 2012-01-09T14:41:05Z Wyoming snow levels laggingThe Associated Press The Associated Press
January 09, 2012 12:05 pm  • 

CASPER, Wyo. -- A week after Wyoming's snowpack showed signs of improving, snow levels have declined.

The Natural Resources Conservation Service said Monday that the snowpack statewide is 80 percent of average, down from 88 percent a week ago.

Last year at this time the snowpack was 114 percent of average.

Wyoming is still faring better than Colorado, where snowpack was 71 percent of average on New Year's Day.

Lee Hackleman of the NRCS says the lagging snowpack is concerning but he thinks Wyoming could still make up for the slow start later, especially with big spring storms.

Meanwhile, reservoir levels are still high because of last year's record snowpack.

There's no help coming in the immediate future. Some snow is expected in western Wyoming late Tuesday but it's forecast to be light.


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