Colorado Snowpack 140% of Normal Right Now:

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Colorado snowpack comparison 2012 compared to 2013

Colorado’s mountain snowpack is 140% of normal right now.  It’s up about 80% right now as compared to this time last year.

The National Weather Service (NOAA) in Denver just released these numbers today.  They’re great, they’re impressive, and they’re true.  We’ll let NOAA do the talking.


The mountain snowpack is above average across Colorado, and much better than a year ago:

November 27th % of average:___2012_____2013

Upper Colorado River Basin______39%_____122%
South Platte River Basin_________37%_____111%
North Platte River Basin_________55%_____125%

With all the precipitation this fall, basin reservoir storage has also rebounded, especially in the northern half of Colorado:

% of average at end to October:_2012____2013

Upper Colorado River Basin______67%_____91%
South Platte River Basin_________73%____107%

The maps attached were produced by the Natural Resources Conservation Service. Additional NRCS snowpack and reservoir information for Colorado is available at:

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