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Snow Accumulation Still Below Normal Here

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While the snowfall just prior to Christmas was a God-send for the area’s ski resorts, it still has not topped the region’s 30-year average.  According to the Natural Resources Conservation Service, precipitation in the Snake River Basin is now 96 percent while in the Wind River Basin it is now 98 percent.  Conditions on the northern end of Yellowstone National Park are a bit better with the snow accumulation now at 104 percent of normal.  As far as water storage is concerned, conditions are more promising with water content of the snow in the Snake River and Wind River basins estimated at 111 percent and 120 percent in Yellowstone.

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