Heavy December Snows Boost Snowpack

In contrast to the very dry conditions that prevailed in November, multiple winter storms pounded the Colorado Mountains in December.  Enough snow fell during the month to bring mountain snowpack levels from well below average to well above.  Although it is early yet, the prospects for a good water supply across southern Colorado this summer are certainly looking up.  Below are snowpack numbers for key SNOTEL sites used by the Natural Resources Conservation Service and the National Weather Service to project water supply for the upcoming months.  The numbers really took a turn in December.



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