Storms boost Wyoming snow pack - KOTA Territory News

Storms boost Wyoming snow pack


The pair of winter storms hitting Wyoming this month have given the state's snow pack a big boost.

Wyoming was sitting at only 80 percent of average snow pack levels at the beginning of the month, but now the state has over 90 percent.

Sheridan conservationist Andrew Cassiday says the Tongue River Basin saw a five percent drop the week before the storms, but jumped up ten percent afterward.

"It's brought us a lot closer to normal in the Tongue River Basin, which has been well below the 30 year median all winter long," said Cassiday.

Cassiday says the nearby Powder River Basin has the state's best snow pack levels, which is 108 percent of the 30 year median.

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