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Snowpack Falling Short of Average

Snowpack Falling Short of Average

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Some parts of Utah are experiencing record low levels of snowpack. No part of the state has more than 50 percent of the snowpack normally seen at this time of year.

In southeastern Utah and on the Sevier River runoff area, the snowpack is at its lowest level since 1971.

Most of Utah's drinking and agricultural water is impounded during the spring runoff. With little runoff, the state goes into drought-like conditions. That means reservoirs may not fill completely and farmers could find themselves unable to plant as many crops as they'd like.


Information from Deseret Morning News

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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