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Despite lack of January snow, Utah is still on track for the water year

Jan 31, 2022, 9:47 AM | Updated: 10:18 am
Snow covers the banks of the Great Salt Lake in Tooele County on Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2022....
Snow covers the banks of the Great Salt Lake in Tooele County on Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2022.

SALT LAKE CITY — It doesn’t look as much like winter in Utah today as it did back in December. But a climate expert that keeps an eye on Utah’s water levels says the state is still in good shape.

SNOTEL is the U.S. government’s precipitation tracking system. Right now, it shows the Bear River Basin at 111% of normal. And the Weber-Ogden basin registers at 97% of normal. The Provo-Utah Lake-Jordan drainage sits at 90%, while it’s still 128% in southwestern Utah.

Utah Climate Center researcher Jon Meyer told the Logan Herald-Journal they’re hopeful that drought conditions will ease up for the Cache Valley and the rest of Utah as well.

Meyer says the wettest part of the winter is still ahead of us (the months of February and March), and that even a light dusting of snow will help. He also admitted that they’re hoping for at least one more blast of heavy snow in the mountains.

He says the smaller storms that have been passing through help to build the snowpack but they’re also hoping for a blast of heavy snow in the mountains.

 

 

 

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