Let’s start by saying this; snow is important! Nothing is better than shredding 80″ of fresh pow pow, but the snow we need is for far more important reasons than a good day on the mountain.
The snow that is accumulated over winter will in turn melt into our rivers and will irrigate our farms, become drinking water, and help keep our rivers healthy. It can’t be stated enough how important our winter snow pack is to all of us.
As of this writing, 5 of the state’s 8 river basins are above 100% of average. That is good. But not nearly good enough to help bump us out of the statewide drought we find ourselves in. The three river basin’s in the southwestern part of the state are hurting for more moisture.
Us mere mortals can’t change the forecast for more snow but we can stay up to date on the snow pack levels and conserve this precious resource as we wait for more snow to come.