Late Snow Impacts Spring Run Off


Staff    4-13, 2016

The late March snowstorms have given a boost to the state’s snowpack. Jim Fahey, hydrologist for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in Riverton, says, statewide, the snowpack is looking very good, with the highest snowpack totals in the southeastern part of the state.

Fahey says, with the solid snowpack, run off should be good. The states big reservoirs should be at or above normal.

Fahey says, depending on the conditions and how fast it heats up, there is some potential for moderate flooding in some areas.