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Statewide survey: Recent storms mean Wyoming snowpack on pace to return to normal


CASPER, Wyoming — A statewide survey indicates recent storms have boosted snowpack in Wyoming from 70 percent to 79 percent of normal.

The Casper Star-Tribune reports ( ) four basins around Wyoming — Belle Fourche, the upper and lower Green, and the upper Bear — are now above 100 percent. At this time last year, state snowpack was 149 percent of normal.

Lee Hackleman, a water supply specialist for the Natural Resources Conservation Service, says "if we keep going like this, we could be at 100 percent by Christmas."

He says it's still early in the season, and snowpack percentages will continue to vary dramatically until late March.

Information from: Casper (Wyo.) Star-Tribune,

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