Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Snowpack information

For those of you who read the Denver Post you may have noticed the great picture of the man digging out the HUGE piles of snow in Crested Butte (see story here). The snowpack here in Colorado is actually all at or above 100% of normal.

For those who want to know exactly how much snow there is for the state, the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has a variety of reports and maps:
  • Snowpack Reports for Colorado These give data on a site and basin basis, both the current amount as a percent of average.
  • State Basin Outlook This gives you a report, by month and year back to 1990, on the basin's forecast, not only on precipitation by also reservoir levels.
  • Snowpack maps For Colorado maps, check out the Western United States or Colorado, Missouri River Basin, or Rio Grande, and Arkansas River Basin.
Want more water data? Check out the library's guide.

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