Cheyenne, Wy – Federal officials say the amount of snow
accumulated in Wyoming's high country is above average for all but
one of the state's river basins.
The Natural Resources Conservation Service reports that
snowstorms last week in northeast Wyoming helped push the amount of
water stored in Wyoming snowpack to 117 percent of the 30-year
Officials say the relative abundance of water in the mountains
in early May bodes well for spring runoff in the state's river
Cool spring temperatures in the mountains have helped retain
snow. Peak runoff is expected to come in early to mid-June.
The Upper Green River basin is Wyoming's only drainage basin to
measure below the average for snow water equivalent. It's at 94