WPR News
5:50 am
Tue March 31, 2009

Snowpack jumps 10% in a week

Laramie, WY – Wyoming snowpack levels jumped 10 percent over the past week thanks to spring snowstorms moving across the state.
The Casper office of the Natural Resources Conservation Service
reported Tuesday that the amount of water stored in Wyoming
snowpack is at 97 percent of average. That's up from 87 percent
last week.
Water officials say spring storms are critical to the state's
water supply.
The Little Snake River drainage in south-central Wyoming and the
Powder-Tongue drainage in northern Wyoming have the highest
snowpack at 112 percent of average.
The Lower Green River basin of southwest Wyoming has the lowest
snowpack at 79 percent of average, but that's up 11 percent from
last week.