Local water supplies are OK, for now

By scott miller

EAGLE COUNTY — The snow is pretty thin on the front side of Vail Mountain. But there’s still a good bit of snow elsewhere, and that’s good news for the valley’s summer water supplies, even as drought continues to grip much of the state.The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s “Snotel” measurement side on Vail Mountain on April 6 measured just 58 percent of the 30-year median snowfall at that site. That’s not good, but there are a couple of qualifiers to that data.The biggest is that while the measurement site is in the same place it’s been for decades, the terrain …

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