Area’s water year ending on a good note

12th April, 2016 by

By scott miller

EAGLE COUNTY — Most of us are ready for spring, but local water-supply and flood watchers hope the weather stays cool and cloudy for a while. Good snowpack can bring swollen streams if it melts too quickly.At the moment, snowpack looks good on Vail Mountain, Fremont Pass and at Copper Mountain — the closest snow-measurement site to Vail Pass. That’s good news, since much of the upper valley’s water supply is stored in snowpack, not reservoirs.As of April 11, those three snow measurement sites were all within 5 percent of the 30-year historic median levels. That’s good, since we’re within …

Source:: Vail Daily Feed



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