Storms Boost Wyoming Snowpack
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Spring snowstorms over the last two weeks have boosted Wyoming's mountain snowpack to near normal levels, especially in areas that saw skimpy snowfall during the winter.
Storms this week and last week each dumped up to 3 feet of snow in the mountains of central and southern Wyoming.
Ken Von Buettner of the Natural Resources Conservation Service says the storms went a long way to helping alleviate the drought conditions that began last year.
Von Buettner says the Upper and Lower North Platte, Upper Green, Laramie and Wind River basins benefited from the storms.
Statewide, he estimates the snowpack has increased from 77 percent of normal at the beginning of last week to about 94 percent now.
Wyoming depends on mountain snowpack for much of its water supply.