Overall Drought Picture// and What Does the Future Hold?
Wyoming’s mountain snowpack averages were near normal to above average for the second straight water year. However, late fall and early winter snowpack averages across Wyoming during the past 2 water years have continued to be below average. It hoped that with the soil moisture “recharge” that has continued into water year 2009 (and even into early water year 2010), any late fall/early winter snowpack will be retained and not lost to now “wet” antecedent soil conditions.
Bottom line is that current precipitation, water supply, and streamflow trends are definitely keeping the momentum going with keeping another long-term hydrologic drought away from Wyoming.
Wyoming is the 5th driest state in the country--so
drought is always ‘knocking-on’ Wyoming's back door.
For the complete drought report with graphics (in .PDF format)---
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