US Government : Above Normal Snowpack Equals Extreme Drought

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US Drought Monitor

Wyoming snowpack is far above normal, and NOAA lists them as being in severe to extreme drought.

------------------------------------------------------------------ STATE PERCENT OF Normal RIVER BASIN Number Snow Water Accum of Sites Equivalent Precip ------------------------------------------------------------------ WYOMING SNAKE RIVER ........................ 20 of 20 104 91 MADISON-GALLATIN ................... 5 of 5 97 89 YELLOWSTONE ........................ 13 of 13 103 94 WIND RIVER ......................... 11 of 12 98 81 BIGHORN BASIN ...................... 10 of 11 115 94 SHOSHONE RIVER ..................... 4 of 5 100 98 POWDER RIVER ....................... 6 of 7 124 100 TONGUE RIVER ....................... 6 of 7 105 82 BELLE FOURCHE ...................... 1 of 1 675 95 CHEYENNE RIVER BASIN ............... 2 of 2 190 102 UPPER N. PLATTE .................... 15 of 18 98 88 SWEETWATER ......................... 2 of 3 85 66 LOWER N. PLATTE .................... 4 of 4 98 76 LARAMIE RIVER ...................... 6 of 6 106 89 S…

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