March 5, 2011
The snow on the slopes of Steamboat Ski Area is a good sign for skiers and those hoping for a strong runoff in spring. The snowpack in the mountains of Northwest Colorado is at its highest level since 1997, according to officials at the Natural Resources Conservation Service in Denver. The high measurements could mean that the water flows in streams and rivers will be above average in spring.
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Streamflows assured with water content at highest level in 14 years
The snowpack in the mountains of Northwest Colorado stands at 124 percent of average and at the highest level for March 1 in 14 years, making above average flows in area streams and rivers a likelihood during the summer months.