2009 good year for water

2009 good year for water

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OGDEN, Utah (AP) -- It was a good year for water.

As the 2009 water year closes, levels at the state's reservoirs are still riding high months after a very wet June.

Brian McInerney, hydrologist with the National Weather Service, says Utah was very lucky this year.

McInerney says spring runoff was right around average, but rain totals for June were about 400 to 500 percent above the usual. He says reservoir levels continued to rise into early July and are still looking good at the end of September.

The water year officially came to an end Wednesday, when a Pacific cold front brought a fall storm with snow and rain across the state.


Information from: Standard-Examiner

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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