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U.S. Forest Service GIS specialist Nick Bencke stands in the bottom of a snow pit east of Summit Lake on Buffalo Pass on April 1, where the snow depth was measured at 194 inches. The snow there is beginning to rival record amounts recorded in spring 2011.

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Snow near Summit Lake northwest of Steamboat Springs is more than 15 feet deep

A photo of a U.S. Forest Service employee standing in a 194-inch-deep snow pit on Buffalo Pass is giving rise to comparisons to the snowpack records established in the spring of 2011 on the Continental Divide northwest of Steamboat.


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