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Weekend Rain A Mixed Blessing

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Several days of rain, including both days of the weekend, have spoiled the recreational plans of many; but the rain has been a real blessing to the area.  Those reporting totals around the valley to the National Weather Service have measured nearly three-quarters of an inch of slow, soaking rain so far.  Yellowstone reports over an inch and a quarter in some areas of the park.  The rain that is running off is helping fill the area’s reservoirs with Jackson Lake now reported to be at 92% of its capacity and the entire upper Snake River system at 72% of capacity.  Firefighting interests here are optimistic for the long-term results that the precipitation potentially brings with it for the summer season ahead.

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