Wyoming Snow Levels Lagging

Wyoming Snow Levels Lagging

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - A week after Wyoming's snowpack showed signs of improving, snow levels have declined.

The Natural Resources Conservation Service said Monday that the snowpack statewide is 80% of average, down from 88% a week ago.

Last year at this time, the snowpack was 114% of average.

Wyoming is still faring better than Colorado, where snowpack was 71% of average on New Year's Day.

Lee Hackleman of the NRCS says the lagging snowpack is concerning, but he thinks Wyoming could still make up for the slow start later, especially with big spring storms.

Meanwhile, reservoir levels are still high because of last year's record snowpack.

There's no help coming in the immediate future. Some snow is expected in western Wyoming late Tuesday, but it's forecast to be light.

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