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Water Watchers Hope For A Big Storm

Water Watchers Hope For A Big Storm



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Greg Neft, KSL Newsradio The National Weather Service says this winter has not been a great one for a state that says it has the "greatest snow on earth." So what does it mean for the water supply?

Hey, it's February, but where's the snow?

Brian Mcinnery, Hydrologist: "Currently our snowpack is 50, 60 percent of normal."

Mcinnery says if things don't change there will be an impact come spring if there's an early melt.

Brian Mcinnery, Hydrologist: "It looks like we will produce a below-average runoff season, and so we'll have less go into the reservoirs."

So does that mean a problem when you...turn on the water tap? Not really.

Brian Mcinnery, Hydrologist: "Our soil moistures are good, and our reservoirs are above average for this time of year."

And more good news, we should make up for some of the lost snowpack by April.

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