Runoff Below Normal
by K2 News Desk, email@example.com
A National Weather Service hydrologist says Wyoming's mountain snowpack has improved greatly because of the storms over the last four weeks. But Jim Fahey says spring and summer runoff is still expected to be below normal in many parts of the state.
Fahey says a lot of the moisture that fell last month was soaked up by the dry ground conditions caused by the year long drought.
The runoff outlook is still less than average for the central and southern areas of the state. In fact, the latest forecasts predict the amount of water coming into Glendo Reservoir on the North Platte River will only be 55% of the 30 year average.
Runoff levels in the northern half of the state should be closer to normal.