Biggest totals east of the Continental Divide
By Summit Voice
SUMMIT COUNTY — After a couple of lean months, Colorado’s snowpack made a significant comeback in February, climbing to near 80 percent statewide, and the month looks to end with one last significant storm crossing the state Tuesday.
The highest totals are still east of the Continenal Divide — unusual for a La Niña year — with an 87 percent reading in the Arkansas Basin, 85 percent in the upper Rio Grande, 75 percent in the North Platte and 90 percent in the South Platte Basin, which is a crucial basin for Front Range water supplies and affects how much water will need to be diverted from the Western Slope. (more…)
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