Snowpack still well above average |

Snowpack still well above average

The Roaring Fork basin snowpack that was well above historic norms earlier this winter is starting to drop back to normal, although the figures still show a strong regional snowpack.

Snowpack is important for spring runoff, which fills reservoirs and supplies water for farms and cities in the basin and much of the Southwest.

Overall, the snowpack in the watershed is at 136 percent of average, and all stations are still “significantly above average,” according to the Roaring Fork Watershed Snowpack Report issued by the Roaring Fork Conservancy.

More snow is called for today and in the extended forecast for Saturday and Sunday.

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