Casper, Wy – Wyoming's water outlook is still bleak,
despite weekend snowstorms across much of the state.
Nearly every river basin is reported to have below-average
snowpack, thanks to a mild winter and an ongoing drought.
The Natural Resources Conservation Service says that only the
Upper Bear River Basin is at its historical average for this time
Snowpack in the Belle Fourche River Drainage is 50
percent below normal, while the Shoshone River Basin is 45 percent
under the average.
Statewide, snowpack levels are 23 percent below the norm.