OUR GRASS IS GREENER

Snowpack runoff and June rains help valleys transition to summer

Though area snowpack was melting rapidly in early June, dryer conditions to close out the month slowed that melt, creating the best-case scenario to prevent major flooding.

“We had a dramatic improvement in our water pattern,” said Lucas Zukiewicz, hydrologist with the Natural Resource Conservation Service. “It was pretty dry through the end of the second week of June, which allowed the snowpack to melt in little increments instead of one big wave.”

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