hackleman http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en 2013 Snowpack Forecast Just Short of Average http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/2013-snowpack-forecast-just-short-average <p></p><p>Wyoming’s snowpack is roughly 20% lower than it was at this time last year. It’s currently&nbsp;at 83% of what is considered normal. But&nbsp;state water supply specialist&nbsp;Lee Hackleman&nbsp;says forecasts indicate that 2013 will be a&nbsp;“neutral year”, meaning we may end up with only slightly below average&nbsp;snowpack&nbsp;going into the summer.</p> Fri, 04 Jan 2013 00:14:53 +0000 Sara Hossaini 34815 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org 2013 Snowpack Forecast Just Short of Average Dry weather could lead to hay shortage http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/dry-weather-could-lead-hay-shortage <p>The Natural Resources Conservation Service is warning that the warm, dry weather this spring could drive up winter hay prices.</p><p>Wyoming&rsquo;s snowpack is less than 30 percent of average, and Water Supply Specialist Lee Hackleman says farmers who get their water by diverting streams and rivers will be left high and dry.</p><p>&ldquo;There&rsquo;ll be a lot of people who will probably get their first cutting irrigated but won&rsquo;t have any water for their second cutting,&rdquo;<br /> Hackleman said. &ldquo;So there&rsquo;s liable to be a hay shortage again this winter.&rdquo;</p> Fri, 18 May 2012 14:41:03 +0000 Willow Belden 24257 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Dry weather could lead to hay shortage