Snowpack ‘in good standing right now’ in Eagle County

11th February, 2016 by

By Ross Leonhart

EAGLE COUNTY — While winter enthusiasts are enjoying the snow this winter, local water officials are keeping an eye on snowpack levels with spring quickly approaching. “The big thing for us, we want the snow to stick around,” said Diane Johnson, public affairs manager with the Eagle River Water & Sanitation District. “The snow is our largest reservoir in the state.”Snow-water equivalent is a measure of water content in snow, and it affects everything from recreation to summer watering schedules to the local reservoirs when winter ends and the snow melts.As of Wednesday, the SNOTEL site on Vail Mountain (not …

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