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2 years 11 months ago

Snowpack low for the season

Colorado's snowpack level is lagging behind the historical average, even with the recent snowstorm. On Tuesday, the statewide snowpack was 22 percent below the 30-year average for the date. Snowpack in several river basins is below average, although the Upper Rio Grande in southern Colorado is at 104 percent of...

3 years 6 months ago

Snowpack delays opening of some campgrounds

The U.S. Forest Service - Pike and San Isabel National Forests, Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands (PSICC) will delay the opening of some campgrounds due to snowpack. The Leadville Ranger District of the San Isabel National Forest is reporting that many of the campgrounds won't be open in time for...

3 years 9 months ago

Colorado snowpack above 100 percent mark

DENVER (AP)-A dry January significantly decreased Colorado's snowpack, which contributes about 80 percent of the water in the state's waterways. The Natural Resources Conservation Service released figures Wednesday showing that the state's overall snowpack was 117 percent of average Feb. 1, down from 136 percent a month earlier. But...

4 years 1 month ago

Pine beetles changing water supply in West

Mountain pine beetles are a well-known danger to Rocky Mountain forests. New research shows the pests are making changes to the water supply and soil, too. The University of Wyoming is looking to establish the impact of the pine beetles epidemic on mountain snowpack. Botany professor Brent Ewers tells...

4 years 5 months ago

Colorado snowpack melting faster than usual

The Colorado snowpack is melting more quickly than usual, boosting reservoir storage above average across the state. The latest surveys conducted by the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service show snowpack totals are below average across the state. However, they still remain higher than last year's. In May, stormy...

4 years 11 months ago

California residents return home after storm

Heavy rain tapered off, skies cleared and residents of the Los Angeles area foothills started returning home Sunday, a day after they fled because of fears that heavy rains would cause mudslides. Public works and fire department officials drove through the wildfire-scarred neighborhoods early Sunday and determined that it...

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