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Old 02-23-2012   #1
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seeking snowpack reports

How have the recent snows bettered our outlook for this season? Looking for local's input from the main regions/drainages of this forum,Montana to Arizona. Yeah there are snowtel sites.I like them too but what do you all think? Are things looking good or no? We just got another 3 to 4 inches of superheavy wet snow.MIght go urban slush boating today.

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Old 02-23-2012   #2
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I'd say an average year in Idaho. Nothing like the two previous years. There may be preseason floats. To me, the weather feels like spring is setting in. Cold nights and short spouts of warm days. Lots of rain! That has been helping the water snow equivant thing up high. Just a opinion so dont rail too hard. MFS prediction. Not really gona be over 6' much and most ppl will be flying into indian creek around 7/4. Same thing for the salway. But flying to moose creek around the end june. I think this year will be near perfect "average" flows.

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Down here in SW Condorado the snowpack is getting better but I believe that it is still going to finish up average at best...but with all the TG snow in lower snowpack it will melt out faster this spring than normal and because the ground is so dry below the snowpack a lot of the water will soak into the ground and not provide runoff.
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The Upper Ark Valley is getting better, but still below average. Fremont and Independence are around 80% of where they should be. Monarch Pass is around 75%. Sangre's have a solid snowpack, with well over 100% of average in many places....but most of that doesn't hit the river until below the Gorge. Luckily the reservoirs are still pretty full. With the current conditions and res levels I would say we are going to be right around average. Of course we could still have a late, wet spring......or an early melt out.
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