Wyoming Snowpack Still Below Average

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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released this month's graphic showing that the majority of headwater basins across Wyoming can expect a generally low potential for flooding due to springtime snowmelt. (Image courtesy of NOAA)
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released this month's graphic showing that the majority of headwater basins across Wyoming can expect a generally low potential for flooding due to springtime snowmelt. (Image courtesy of NOAA)

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has released the statistics showing Wyoming's snowpack continues to be below average through this month.

Mountain snowpack and associated snow water equivalents across the state have continued to be, generally speaking, below average. Snow water equivalents at peak snowmelt runoff elevations, between 8,000 feet and 9,500 feet, were the highest across northern Wyoming at roughly 100 percent of normal.

According to NOAA, snow water equivalents across southeastern Wyoming were 65 to 75 percent of average at the region's peak snowmelt runoff elevations.

When it comes to possible flooding during the spring when the snow melts, NOAA's research suggests the majority of headwater basins in Wyoming are looking at a low potential of flooding.

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