State’s snowpack surplus slips after dry month

PHOTO BY CHRISTOPHER TOMLINSON—Snow drapes Mount of the Holy Cross in the Sawatch Range south of Vail, though maybe not as much as a month ago. Snowpack in Colorado decreased to 117 percent of average on Feb. 1 from 136 percent of average on Jan. 1, according to the Natural Resources Conservation Service.



020211 Colorado Snowpack

PHOTO BY CHRISTOPHER TOMLINSON—Snow drapes Mount of the Holy Cross in the Sawatch Range south of Vail, though maybe not as much as a month ago. Snowpack in Colorado decreased to 117 percent of average on Feb. 1 from 136 percent of average on Jan. 1, according to the Natural Resources Conservation Service.

A dry January erased much of the surplus snowpack built up earlier in the season around the state. The state’s snowpack decreased from 136 percent of average on Jan. 1 to 117 percent on…




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