Latest Colorado storms push annual snowpacks to above-average level

19th March, 2016 by

By Kevin Fixler

SUMMIT COUNTY — The recent snowfall has been a blessing for the region’s resorts and those who frequent the mountains to ski and ride, but it’s also helping the state play catch up in meeting growing water needs once the spring thaw begins.A relatively dry February and March following a strong start to the 2015-16 ski season resulted in slightly below-average snowpacks. Area percentages of customary levels have varied from between the mid-80s to mid-90s ahead of this week’s storms, which delivered more than 2 feet of fresh snow over 72 hours in some areas. That’s led to an immediate …

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