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Snowpack Continues to Grow

Tuesday, February 12th, 2008 6:53am MDT

Snow in the forecast.

 The snowpack in the mountains continues to add up and we are having a great year as far as that goes.  The South Platte, which is crucial to many metro area water reserves including Thornton stands at 108% of normal. 

Colorado SNOTEL Snowpack Update Report
Based on Mountain Data from NRCS SNOTEL Sites
**Provisional data, subject to revision**
Data based on the first reading of the day (typically 00:00) for Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Basin
  Site Name
Elev
(ft)
Snow Water Equivalent Percent of
Current
(in)
Today’s
Average
(in)
Avg
Peak
(in)
Avg
Peak
Date
Today’s
Average
Avg
Peak
GUNNISON RIVER BASIN
Basin-wide percent of average 148  95 
UPPER COLORADO RIVER BASIN
Basin-wide percent of average 131  82 
SOUTH PLATTE RIVER BASIN
Basin-wide percent of average 108  66 
LARAMIE AND NORTH PLATTE RIVER BASINS
Basin-wide percent of average 110  70 
YAMPA AND WHITE RIVER BASINS
Basin-wide percent of average 115  76 
ARKANSAS RIVER BASIN
Basin-wide percent of average 169  108 
UPPER RIO GRANDE BASIN
Basin-wide percent of average 171  110 
SAN MIGUEL, DOLORES, ANIMAS AND SAN JUAN RIVER BASINS
Basin-wide percent of average 157  102 

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