Snowpack Higher Than Previous Year, But Not Enough To Relieve Drought
GLENWOOD SPRINGS, COLO.- Despite snowpack being 30 percent greater than last year at this time, officials say it is still not enough relief for Colorado's ongoing drought. According to the Glenwood Springs Post Independent, The Natural Resources Conservation Service released its April 1 Colorado snowpack report, indicating that this year remains at just 74 percent of average statewide. Although snowpack remains well below normal, officials do have some good news. Based on recent observations most of the major basins continue to accumulate snow and have yet to reach their peaks this year.