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Last week's spring storm boosts snowpack in parts of Wyoming, but not all basins benefit


CHEYENNE, Wyoming — Thanks to last week's spring snowstorm, Wyoming's statewide snowpack levels increased for the first time in weeks.

The Natural Resources Conservation Service says the statewide snowpack increased from 62 percent of median to 66 percent.

Southeast Wyoming mountains received the greatest amount of snow from last week's storm, which dropped more than a foot of wet snow in some areas.

The South Platte River Basin saw its snowpack increase from 70 percent of median to 125 percent. The Upper and Lower North Platte basins and the Laramie River Basin also increased.

Other basins benefiting from the snowfall included the Wind River and Bighorn.

But NRCS water supply specialist Lee Hackleman says the storm missed other drainage basins. The statewide snowpack is still way down from this time last year.

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