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Notable snowpack at 110 percent of normal strengthens spring and summer runoff

 


All Washington State basins reported a notable increase in snowpack in March this year. This, on the heels of a winter that tended to be warm and rainy, was just what Washington State needed to bolster spring and summer runoff.

“There is still concern that the existing snowpack is further advanced then normal and could begin to melt more rapidly than hoped for. As the weather warms and the snow begins to melt in earnest be aware that streams and rivers will still be very cold and swift,” said NRCS Water Supply Specialist, Scott Pattee.

The April 1 statewide Snowpack Telemetry (SNOTEL) readings were 110 percent of normal. The Tolt River Basin reported the lowest readings at 77 percent...



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